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Caguas was established in 1775. it is a city and metropolitan area of Puerto Rico situated in the Central Mountain Range of Puerto Rico, southern side of San Juan and Trujillo Alto, western side of Gurabo and San Lorenzo, eastern side of Aguas Buenas, Cidra, and Cayey. The city is located 20 miles from San Juan and 40 miles from Ponce. The city is also called El Valle del Turabo (Turabo Valley) or La Ciudad Criolla (The Creole City) and its name originates from the Taino cacique Caguax. It is a main city and also the part of larger San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area. All the merchants of the area are charged a one cent tax for every dollar spent on all retail businesses to maintain the economy of the city. This tax is known as “Willie Tax”. It resulted in an estimated $500,000 monthly income for the city. However, the municipal tax was increased to 1.5% after the establishment of the 5.5% state tax for a total of 7%.

The city has one of the best economies among Puerto Rican cities. The city is home to one of Puerto Rico’s most significant sugar manufacturers, which gave employment to thousands of caguenos. Number of businesses and vital buildings has opened in the city which includes the impressive 23 story building Caguas Tower, its adjacent competitors Bonneville Apartments and the 10 floor San Juan Bautista Medical Center. There are several shopping malls in the city such as Plaza del Carmen Mall, Plaza Centro Mall, Las Catalinas Mall, Los Prados Mall, Bairoa Shopping Center, Villa Blanca Mall, Angora Shopping Center, Plaza Degetau and Plaza Caguitas

The city is situated in the biggest valley in Puerto Rico, the "Valle de Caguas" which shares with Gurabo and part of Aguas Buenas. It is situated approximately 30 minutes from the shoreline both on the east (Humacao) and the north.

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