Friday, April 02, 2004


Town, north-central Puerto Rico, situated on the humid coastal lowlands. Of Indian origins, the name Manatí refers to a sea mammal, the manatee. Founded in 1738 on the northernmost point of limestone hills, Manatí is linked by road to San Juan. The town produces shoes, pearl buttons, clothing, and woodwork and has a pineapple cannery. Manatí is the centre of an agricultural area


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