What is the smallest San Juan island?
Puerto Rico was named by the Taino people, Boriken, (Borinquen), When the spaniards arrived to the island they named it San Juan Bautista(Saint John the Baptist), and the capital, Puerto Rico, then later on the names got switched, the island Puerto Rico, and the capital, San Juan Bautista, San Juan for short.
The largest municipalities in Puerto Rico are San Juan, Bayamón, and Carolina. San Juan is the capital in the north eastern coast of the island. Bayamón is just to the west of San Juan. It is home to manufacturing and "Casa Bacardí" rum distillery. Carolina is just to the east of San Juan and it is the home to the international airport and "Isla Verde" which is a major tourist area. On the south side…
When Columbus landed on the island during his second voyage, he named it San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist). That made St. John the patron of the island. The main port was initially named Puerto Rico, but the names of the island and the port eventually switched, so the island is now called Puerto Rico and the port is called San Juan.
There are four San Juan Counties in different states across the US. According to the NACo, the county seat for each of these counties are as follows: * San Juan County, Colorado: Silverton * San Juan County, New Mexico: Aztec * San Juan County, Utah: Monticello * San Juan County, Washington: Friday Harbor