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Camuy is a municipality in Puerto Rico located on the
Camuy founded in 1807 by Petronila Matos, and formerly part of
One such legend claims the name comes from the Taíno word for "sun", another claims derivation from canuy, Taíno for "beautiful scenery", and still another states that Camuy was the name of a Taíno chief. The "sun" legend is reflected in the coat of arms for the municipality.
In its beginnings Camuy was integrated into the Party of San Antonio de la Tuna. The "parties" were great extensions of land that divided
The population of Camuy was 35,244 at the 2000 census, and it has land area of 120.24 km². The municipality is a popular suburb, although it is growing economically more slowly than neighboring Hatillo.