Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Town and Municipality
Jauca 2, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico - panoramio.jpg
Flag of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Flag
Nickname(s): 
"Tierra de Campeones", "La Ciudad de los Potros"
Anthem: "En un pedazo del sur estás presente"
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 17°57′58″N 66°24′18″W / 17.96611°N 66.40500°W / 17.96611; -66.40500Coordinates: 17°57′58″N 66°24′18″W / 17.96611°N 66.40500°W / 17.96611; -66.40500
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded October 5, 1842
Government
 • Mayor Enrique "Quique" Questell Alvarado (PNP)
 • Senatorial dist. 6 - Guayama
 • Representative dist. 30 
Population
(2010)
 • Total 23,274
Demonym(s) Santaisabelinos
Time zone UTC−4 (AST)
Zip code
00757

Santa Isabel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta isaˈβel]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas. Santa Isabel is spread over 7 wards and Santa Isabel Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center). It is the principal city of the Santa Isabel Micropolitan Statistical Area and is part of the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.

Santa Isabel is known as "La Ciudad de los Potros" ("The City of the Colts").

History

Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.

Geography

Barrios

Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Santa Isabel is subdivided into barrios.[1][2][3][4]

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • El Malecón (boardwalk)
  • Indian Museum
  • Jauca Beach
  • Hacienda Alomar Ruins

Economy

Agriculture

The surrounding areas produces fruits and vegetables. Campo Fresco, a Puerto Rican company, owns a plant in Santa Isabel, from where they produce Jugos Lotus juice and other well known drink brands.[5]

Industry

Aerospace electrical and electronic, metal products and nutritional products.

Culture

Festivals and Events

  • Agroferia Santa Isabel - April
  • Carnaval de Baloncesto Barrio Ollas - July
  • Patron Celebrations - July
  • City Foundation Anniversary - October
  • Encendido Navideño Barriada Felicia, Calle Elifaz Ostolaza - November

Schools

Elementary

  • Escuela Martín G. Brumbaugh
  • Escuela John F. Kennedy
  • Escuela Esther Rivera
  • Escuela Ana L. Rosa Tricoche
  • Escuela Apolonia Valentín
  • Escuela Ana Valldejuly
  • Escuela Emilio Casas

Middle school

  • Escuela Manuel Martín Monserrate

High school

  • Escuela Elvira M. Colón

Second Units

  • Escuela S.U. Pedro Meléndez (Playita Cortada)

Private Education

  • Colegio Evangélico Fuente De Sabiduría (K-6)
  • Colegio LOGOS

Sports

Santa Isabel is known as "Tierra de Campeones" (Land of Champions) because of its rich sports tradition (especially in Baseball). The city is home to the Santa Isabel Potros baseball team. The Potros won the 1992 National Championship of the Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico. The team plays its home games at Estadio Municipal Luis Guillermo Moreno.

Government

All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years. Enrique "Quique" Questell (of the New Progressive Party) was elected at the 2004 general election.

The city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VI, which is represented by two Senators. In 2012, Miguel Pereira Castillo and Angel M. Rodríguez were elected as District Senators.[6]

Transportation

There are 12 bridges in Santa Isabel.[7]

Symbols

Flag

The flag is divided horizontally in three stripes of same the width: white the superior one, yellow the central one and red the inferior one, may be ornamented with sugar cane stems or without them.

Alternate flag of Santa Isabel with sugar cane stem ornamentation

Coat of Arms

The crowned It stands for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (Isabel in Spanish). The shells are a symbol for St. James the patron saint of the town, as well as for the many shells found near the town.

Notable "Santaisabelinos"

See also

References

  1. ^ Picó, Rafael; Buitrago de Santiago, Zayda; Berrios, Hector H. Nueva geografía de Puerto Rico: física, económica, y social, por Rafael Picó. Con la colaboración de Zayda Buitrago de Santiago y Héctor H. Berrios. San Juan Editorial Universitaria, Universidad de Puerto Rico,1969.
  2. ^ Gwillim Law (20 May 2015). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-4766-0447-3. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
  4. ^ "Map of Santa Isabel at the Wayback Machine" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  5. ^ http://www.santaisabelpr.com/la-planta-de-jugos-campofresco-en-santa-isabel
  6. ^ Elecciones Generales 2012: Escrutinio General Archived 2013-01-15 at the Wayback Machine on CEEPUR
  7. ^ "Santa Isabel Bridges". National Bridge Inventory Data. US Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

External links

  • Crest of the City
  • Evaluation of Groundwater Quality and Selected Hydrologic Conditions in the South Coast Aquifer, Santa Isabel Area, Puerto Rico, 2008-09 United States Geological Survey
  • History of Santa Isabel
  • Santa Isabel Municipality on Facebook
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