Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Juana Díaz is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the southern coast of the island, south of Jayuya, Ciales and Villalba. Juana Díaz is spread over Juana Diaz Pueblo, it is part of the Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area. Juana Díaz is known as "La Ciudad del Mabí". Mabi is a fermented Taíno beverage made out from the bark of the mabi tree Colubrina elliptica. Juana Díaz was founded in 1798 by José Izquierdo III; the civil government of this territory was established on April 25, 1798. In 1899, Juana Díaz had a population of 27,896. Juana Díaz is located on the southern coast. Several rivers run through the Juana Díaz territory, among them, Río Inabón and the Río Jacaguas, from which Juana Díaz takes its nickname, "Ciudad del Jacaguas"; the Guayabal dam between Juana Díaz and Villalba is located in this river. Among its main tributaries are Río Toa Vaca in Villalba dammed. Both Guayabal and Toa Vaca lakes are visible in the map. Lake Toa Vaca is the main source of drinking water for Juana Díaz, Ponce and other towns.
Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Juana Díaz is subdivided into barrios. The 2010 Census population total for this municipality was 50,747 as follows: Plaza Román Baldorioty de Castro Efraín Daleccio Caves Lucero Caves Guayabal Lagoon Holy Kings monument Three Kings Museum In the past, Juana Díaz was a large producer of sugarcane but with industrial development the sugar cane industry disappeared. Local rums are now produced from raw materials imported from other countries. Juana Díaz produces plantains, bananas and other crops that are consumed in the local markets and exported to other countries. Cattle and pigs are raised in local farms. Juana Díaz is a producer of one of the finest marbles in the world. Three Kings Festival - January Página Oficial de los Reyes Magos de Juana Díaz This religious and cultural event began in 1884, it celebrates the visit of the Three Kings to baby Jesus. Every year on January 6 people of all ages come to town to celebrate Three Kings Day; the main event is a parade down Comercio Street to the town's plaza where a big altar is set up for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
The Eucharist begins with an act of the Prophets announcing the coming of a messiah. The prophesies are followed by the sighting of three kings by the shepherds; the holy mass follows and at the end the Three Kings find and adore baby Jesus. This is a must see activity if you are visiting Puerto Rico in January, is an activity for all ages. If you can, come dressed as shepherds and be part of the celebration. Mabí Festival - March Bull Frog Festival - April Good Friday - Juana Díaz celebrates many activities during Holy Week each year; the most notable is the Good Friday procession that transists through many of the urban communities with representations of the Stations of the Cross. Thousands of juanadinos and people from other towns visit Juana Díaz on Good Friday. Llorensiana Week - May Patron Saint Festivities of San Ramón Nonato - August. Both religious and cultural events are celebrated at the end of August and early September in honor of San Ramón Nonato, the patron saint. Puerto Rican Festivities - December Like all municipalities in Puerto Rico, Juana Díaz is administered by a mayor.
The current mayor is Ramón Hernández Torres, from the Popular Democratic Party. Hernández was elected at the 2000 general election. Part of the city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district V, represented by two Senators. In 2012, Ramón Ruiz and Martín Vargas Morales, from the Popular Democratic Party, were elected as District Senators; the other part of the city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VI, represented by Miguel Pereira Castillo and Angel M. Rodríguez since 2012; the flag of Juana Díaz is rectangular in shape, formed by two triangles whose hypotenuse extends from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. The upper triangle is white, the symbol of silver and the lower triangle is gold. At its center is the coat of arms of Juana Díaz in its natural colors; the coat of arms features The Nazarene Cross. It is in the center of the coat of arms, it stands out subtly between furrows and space, symbolizing the union of two races by means of the inalienable bond of the Christian faith.
The cross symbolizes the western Christian culture. The woman represents - Mrs. Juana Díaz, the towns namesake - with her hands the woman strews thirteen grains of corn into thirteen furrows, symbolizing the seeds that germinated and were the base for the foundation and growth of our town; the woman dresses as those of her time. The sun symbolizes hope in the formation of a town; the sun within the coat of arms has thirteen rays, each represents one of the barrios of Juana Díaz. Thirteen knolls stand out in the coat of arms symbolizing each of the thirteen wards or barrios of Juana Díaz; the mountains symbolize that Juana Díaz has been one of the richest mineral towns in Puerto Rico. The Indians represents the natives; the native carries on his back thirteen sheathed arrows and a bow, an arrow on his head. The bow and arrow represent the only effective means of defense useful for survival; the shackle and the whip represent Juana Díaz as the martyr of'87 because the most heinous, repressive institution known at the time was enforced in our town, "El Componte".
It was in Juana Díaz where liberal politicians and dedicated patriots were martyred because they fought against the tyranny imposed by General Romu
Puerto Rico Highway 143
Puerto Rico Highway 143 is a secondary highway that connects the town of Adjuntas to the town of Barranquitas. It runs through the northern border of the municipality of Ponce, before reaching Orocovis and Barranquitas; the road is a major part of Puerto Rico's Panoramic Route, being the major middle component of such route. It crosses Toro Negro State Forest, leads to such landmarks as Cerro de Punta and Lago El Guineo lake. Toro Negro State Forest Hacienda Gripiñas
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
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Morovis, Puerto Rico
Morovis is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central region of the island, north of Orocovis, south of Manatí, Vega Baja and Vega Alta. Morovis is spread over Morovis Pueblo, it is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Morovis's local Taino Indian Cacique was named Orocobix and his tribe was locally known as the Jatibonicu Taino. In 1815, a group of residents, under the leadership of Don Juan José de la Torre, began the process to separate Morovis from Manatí. In 1817, the government of Puerto Rico approved the separation, but it was not until 1818 that the requirements of a population of one thousand residents and the construction of a church and several other public buildings was fulfilled, that the town of Morovis was founded. In 1822, the mayorship was constructed and in 1823, the new church was built, dedicated to Nuestra Senora del Carmen on lands donated by Don Juan Evangelista Rivera, its first mayor was Don Juan José de la Torre, with its second mayor being Don Juan Evangelista Rivera.
Morovis has a particular nickname. It was the only municipality in Puerto Rico that did not suffer from a cholera epidemic in 1853; the phrase is believed by most Puerto Ricans to have a negative connotation against moroveños, while, in reality, it means the opposite. When after the Treaty of Paris, the U. S. conducted its first census of Puerto Rico, the population of Morovis was 11,309. Morovis is north of the center of the island. There are 15 bridges in Morovis. Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Morovis is subdivided into barrios. An Energy Consortium was signed in late February, 2019 by Villalba, Morovis and Barranquitas municipalities; the consortium is the first of its kind for the island. It is intended to have municipalities work together to safeguard and create resilient, efficient energy networks, with backups for their communities. Coffee and cattle Hydroponics "Cilantro" Light industry Agricultural Toasting Blue Star Stable Cabachuelas Caverns Panaderia de La Patita Echa Brick Oven Tribute to Don Felo - May Half Marathon "El Jíbaro" - June Matron Celebrations - July Cuatro Festival - July The Island Except Morovis - December Innocents' Day - December The flag of Morovis is divided vertically in two equal parts.
The immediate one to the mast is yellow and has the eagle of the coat of arms, in this case with the head facing right toward the pole. The other half is divided in seven vertical stripes of equal width, four red ones alternated with three yellow ones; the coat of arms of the Municipality of Morovis is formed by an eagle in the left partition, which symbolizes San Juan Evangelista and sings in honor of the founder of the town, Don Juan Evangelista Rivera. The five "cuatros" observable in the right partition symbolize the fact that the town of Morovis is the main center of production of such typical Puerto Rican instruments; the shield in the center represents the Order of the Carmelite Nuns, symbolizes as well the Virgen Carmen, matron of the town. The left half is a field of yellow color in which resides a saber eagle and claws in red, its head enclosed with a halo. Julio Negrón Rivera, master craftsman who makes the Puerto Rican cuatro, a musical instrument of Puerto Rico List of Puerto Ricans History of Puerto Rico Did you know-Puerto Rico?
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Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
Barranquitas is a small mountain municipality located in the central region of Puerto Rico, south of Corozal and Naranjito. Barranquitas is spread over Barranquitas Pueblo, it is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Barranquitas is about one hour by winding roads from the capital, it is nestled amid hills and mountains, nearby, between Barranquitas and Aibonito, is located the "cañón de San Cristóbal". For years, the overlook was used as a municipal garbage. Barranquitas's local Taino Indian Cacique was called Orocobix and his yucayeque or tribe was known as the Jatibonicu Taino; the town was founded in 1803 by Antonio Aponte Ramos. Early in the 20th century, Barranquitas residents, known as Barranquiteños, had a short but legendary territory war with residents of the city of Comerío; the Municipality of Barranquitas is in the middle of the Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico, the main mountain range that crosses the island from west to east. It is bordered by the municipalities of Corozal, Coamo, Aibonito and Comerío.
Barranquitas has a surface area of 34 square miles. The terrain is mountainous; some of the peaks found in the municipality are La Farallón. Barranquitas is the site of the San Cristóbal Canyon. Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017 triggered numerous landslides in Barranquitas with the significant amount of rain that fell; the following rivers pass through Barranquitas: Río de Barranquitas, Río Grande de Manatí, Piñonas, Río Hondo, Río Usabón. There are 14 bridges in Barranquitas. Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Barranquitas is subdivided into barrios. An Energy Consortium was signed in late February, 2019 by Villalba, Morovis and Barranquitas municipalities; the consortium is the first of its kind for the island. It is intended to have municipalities work together to safeguard and create resilient, efficient energy networks, with backups for their communities. Barranquitas is the burial place of two prominent Puerto Rican politicians, Luis Muñoz Rivera and his son, Governor Luis Muñoz Marín.
This has made Barranquitas a popular tourist attraction among Puerto Ricans. The birthplace of Muñoz Rivera has been turned into a museum; the mausoleum of the Muñoz Rivera family is another place of interest. Among those buried are Muñoz Rivera and his son and daughter-in-law, Luis Muñoz Marín, his second wife Inés Mendoza de Munoz. Other known places of interest in Barranquitas are the San Cristóbal Canyon, the ruins of Hacienda Margarita. El Cortijo Castle is an old, historical structure, a museum. Camp Morton is a popular spot for activities and retirements. Among the annual festivities celebrated in Barranquitas are: Festival del Apio held in April; the apio is a plant in the celery family. Festival de la Vega is held in May; the festival held in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua, the town's patron saint, is held in June. The annual Artisans Fair, held in Puerto Rico for over 50 years is held in June. Barranquitas has no professional sports teams, but there are some amateur sports teams based in the city.
The most popular amateur sport is baseball. The team of Barranquitas is known as the "Proceres" due to the fact that the town has been the birthplace for many historical figures; the other popular sport is the volleyball. Some of the crops grown in Barranquitas are coffee and vegetables; the main crop in Barranquitas is the Apio. The Apio is a root vegetable, it is eaten like potatoes. Not to be confused with celeriac. Barranquitas manufacturers include clothing. Many of the Puerto Ricans born in the town are known to have light-colored eyes and have strong European features; some have an apparent mestizo look to them. The reason for this phenomenon is due to the migration of many Taino Indians during the Spanish colonization. Many Tainos fled to the mountainous region to escape slavery. Many poor Spanish and other European immigrants moved to this region as well and settled as coffee growers; the Taino and European immigrants intermarried and created what is called the "mestizo". All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years.
The current mayor of Barranquitas is Francisco López, of the New Progressive Party. He was elected at the 1996 general elections, re-elected for the last 4 general elections; the city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VI, represented by two Senators. In 2012, Miguel Pereira Castillo and Angel M. Rodríguez were elected as District Senators. All schools in Puerto Rico are administered by the Puerto Rico Department of Education; the schools located in Barranquitas are the following: List of Puerto Ricans History of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Government Directory
Ciales, Puerto Rico
Ciales is a municipality of Puerto Rico, located on the Central Mountain Range, northwest of Orocovis. Ciales is spread over Ciales Pueblo, it is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ciales was founded on June 1820 by Isidro Rodríguez; when after the Treaty of Paris, the U. S. conducted its first census of Puerto Rico, the population of Ciales was 18,155. Ciales has a forest reserve called Toro Negro Forest Reserve and a number of rivers including: Río Cialitos, Río Grande de Manatí, Río Toro Negro, Río Yunes. There are 18 bridges in Ciales. Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Ciales is subdivided into barrios. An Energy Consortium was signed in late February, 2019 by Villalba, Morovis and Barranquitas municipalities; the consortium is the first of its kind for the island. It is intended to have municipalities work together to safeguard and create resilient, efficient energy networks, with backups for their communities; some places of interest in Ciales include: Negrón Plantation Las Archillas Cave Las Golondrinas Cave Yuyú Cave Parada Choferil Toro Negro Forest Reserve Ciales fiestas patronales or Patron Saint's Festival, in Honor of "Our Lady of the Rosary", "Saint Joseph the Patriarch", are held in October.
Other Ciales festivals are: Corretjer Cantata, held in March Fresh Water Festival, held in August Frontón Festival, held in July Saint Elías Festival, held in July Ciales is the home town of Juan "Pachín" Vicens - Puerto Rico's undisputed national basketball star, named Best Player in the World at the 1959 World Basketball Championship, Santiago de Chile. Their middle brother, Enrique "Coco" Vicens, a former Puerto Rico Senator, was a track and field athlete in his own right. Agriculture; the current mayor of Ciales is Luis Rolan Maldonado, of the progressive new party. He was elected at the 2016 general elections; the city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district III, represented by two Senators. In 2008, José Emilio González Velázquez and Angel Martínez Santiago were elected as District Senators; the flag is divided into seven unequal stripes described in sequence: yellow, yellow, yellow and yellow. The coat of arms consists of a gold shield with a lion standing on its rear legs and silver-plated nails grasping a silver coiled parchment between its front claws.
The lion shows a red tongue. Above the lion in the superior part of the shield are located three heraldic roses arranged horizontally with red petals and green leaves. A golden crown of three towers rests on the shield; the three towers are united by simulating masonry blocks. The shield is surrounded by a crown of coffee tree branches with their berries, all in natural colors. Juan Antonio Corretjer - Nationalist Ed Figueroa - MLB Baseball Player Juan Figueroa - President of Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut Luis Maldonado - Politician Ángel Chayanne Martínez - Politician Mercedes Otero - Politician José L. Rivera - USMC, recipient of the Navy Cross Juan José Rodríguez Pérez - Politician Hiram Rosado - Nationalist Luis Sánchez Morales - Politician Adalberto Santiago - Salsa singer Enrique "Coco" Vicéns - Basketball Player Juan "Pachín" Vicéns - Basketball Player List of Puerto Ricans History of Puerto Rico Did you know-Puerto Rico? Welcome to Puerto Rico! Ciales