The Arecibo (GNIS FID: 1609525) is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Arecibo Municipio at latitude 18.4724 and longitude -66.7157. Arecibo Municipio is in the Atlantic time zone (GMT -4). The elevation is 23 feet.
The formal official name is the Arecibo, but most people and references simply refer to it as Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The U5 Census Class Code for Arecibo indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.
The formal boundaries for the Arecibo (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.53 sq. miles and a water area of 2.42 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Arecibo: Arecivo, Arezibo, Ariezibo, Arrec2 bo, El Arecibo, La Ribera del A recibo, La Villa del Capitan Correa.