Anón

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Barrio Anón
Street scene at road PR-143 East and the northern terminus of PR-139 in Barrio Anon, Ponce, PR
Street scene at road PR-143 East and the northern terminus of PR-139 in Barrio Anon, Ponce, PR
Location of barrio Anón within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Anón within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Country  Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce2.gif Ponce
Area
 • Total 12.85 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Land 12.85 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,611 ft (491 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,669
 • Density 130/sq mi (50/km2)
  Source: 2000 Census

Anón (Barrio Anón) is one of the 31 barrios in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Marueño, Coto Laurel, Guaraguao, Quebrada Limon, Real, and San Patricio, and the coastal barrios of Canas and Capitanejo, Anón is one of the municipality's nine bordering barrios. Anón borders the municipalities of Jayuya and Juana Diaz. The name of this barrio is of native Indian origin.[2]

Location[edit]

Anón is a mountainous rural barrio located in the northern section of the municipality, north of the city of Ponce.[3] Anon is located within the Cordillera Central and it is home to the highest peak elevation in Puerto Rico called Cerro de Punta.

Boundaries[edit]

Anón is bounded on the North by PR-143 (Ruta Panorámica), on the South by the hills north of La Compuesta street and Las Mesas Road, on the West by Santo Domingo Hill, El Guayabo Road, Río Cerrillos, Río San Patricio, Cerrillo Road, and Tres Palos-Ramal 1 Road, and on the East by the hills west of PR-123.[4][5]

The 4390-ft Cerro de Punta in Barrio Anon

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Anón is bounded in the North by Barrios Jauca, Zamas, Veguitas, and Saliente of the municipality of Jayuya, in the South by Maragüez and Real, in the West by San Patricio, and in the East by Barrio Collores of the municipality of Juana Díaz.[6][7] Among all 31 barrios of Ponce, Anon has the distinction of bordering the most barrios of another municipality, namely, the four barrios of the municipality of Jayuya, or five barrios when Collores (municipality of Juana Díaz) is included.

Demographics[edit]

Anón is home to the communities of Jurutungo, Los Chinos, Vista Alegre, Raices, and Hogares Seguros.[8]

In 2000, the population of Anón was 1,669 persons, and it had a density of 130 persons per square mile.[9][10][11] Anón is the largest barrio in the municipality of Ponce by land area after Canas,[12] but it is the third least populated, after San Patricio and Tibes.

Infrastructure[edit]

Major roads serving Barrio Anón are PR-143, PR-139, PR-511, and PR-517.[13]

Geography[edit]

Anón has 12.85 square miles (33.3 km2) of land area and no water area.[14][15][16]

Anon is home to some of Puerto Rico's highest peaks. The highest point in Barrio Anon is Cerro de Punta which, at 4,390 feet, is also the highest point in Puerto Rico. Monte Jayuya is the barrio's second highest point at 4,300 feet.[17] Barrio Anón is also home to the origin of the Anón and Inabón rivers. Rio Anón feeds into Rio Inabon within the boundaries of Barrio Anón to eventually empty as Rio Inabon into the Caribbean opposite Caja de Muertos. Rio Blanco and Rio Prieto are two other important rivers in Barrio Anón.[18] Anon is also home to the Toro Negro State Forest; some 40% of the area of Toro Negro is located in Barrio Anon.[19]

Jurutungo[edit]

The community of Jurutungo is found deep in the central section of barrio Anón.[20][21][22] Jurutungo is a Puerto Rican word that means "a place very, very far away, which is hard or tiresome to get to" (See Examples of typical Puerto Rican vocabulary).[23] However, it is not known if the populated place in Barrio Anon was named after the meaning of the word, or if the word developed as a result of how far away the community in barrio Anon is located.

Coordinates: 18°08′N 66°35′W / 18.14°N 66.59°W / 18.14; -66.59[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elevation.
  2. ^ Sunny A. Cabrera Salcedo. Hacia un Estudio Integral de la Toponimia del Municipio de Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ph. D. dissertation. May 1999. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Graduate School. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Page 54.
  3. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 26, 2010.
  4. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  5. ^ Ponce Topographic Map. Map Styles: Map and Shaded. Trails.com. From: United States Geological Survey. Topo Map. Projection: NAD83/WGS84. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  6. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  7. ^ Nuevo Mapa de Localizacion Limite de Barrios de Ponce. Oficina de Ordenacion Territorial. Municipio Autonomo de Ponce. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  8. ^ Mapa de Localizacion Limite de Barrios de Ponce. Oficina de Ordenacion Territorial. Municipio Autonomo de Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  9. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 22, 2010.
  10. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. Ponce and Its Barrios. (Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico -- County Subdivision and Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000. Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data) Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  11. ^ CENSUS2
  12. ^ Barrio Anón second largest
  13. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  14. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 22, 2010.
  15. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. Ponce and Its Barrios. (Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico -- County Subdivision and Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000. Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data) Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  16. ^ CENSUS2
  17. ^ Maptest. Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  18. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  19. ^ Historia de Nuestro Barrios: Barrio Anon, Ponce. El Sur a la Vista. 18 October 2010. Rafael Torrech San Inocencio. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  20. ^ Coordinates of Jurutungo community in Barrio Anon, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  21. ^ Mapa de Localizacion Limite de Barrios de Ponce. Oficina de Ordenacion Territorial. Municipio Autonomo de Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
  22. ^ Hacienda Jurutungo Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  23. ^ Language in the USA: themes for the twenty-first century. By Edward Finegan and John R. Rickford. Page 192. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  24. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Anón Barrio