Isla del Frío

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Coordinates: 17°57′43″N 66°33′22″W / 17.96194°N 66.55611°W / 17.96194; -66.55611

Isla del Frío
Isla del Frio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, tomada mirando hacia el sureste desde la costa del municipio de Juana Diaz (DSC05618).jpg
Isla del Frio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, taken looking SW from the shores of the municipality of Juana Diaz
Isla del Frío is located in Puerto Rico
Isla del Frío
Isla del Frío (Puerto Rico)
Geography
Location Ponce, Puerto Rico
Coordinates 17°57′43″N 66°33′22″W / 17.96194°N 66.55611°W / 17.96194; -66.55611
Area 0.01 km2 (0.0039 sq mi)
Country
United States
Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce
Demographics
Population 0
Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Isla del Frío is a small uninhabited island off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.[1] Together with Caja de Muertos, Gatas, Morrillito, Ratones, Cardona, and Isla de Jueyes, Isla del Frío is one of seven islands ascribed to the municipality of Ponce.[2][3][4] The island is considered part of barrio Vayas.[5]

Location[edit]

The island, sometimes erroneously considered a cay (or, key), and sometimes errouneously spelled Isla del Erio,[6] is located approximately 300 meters (980 ft) south of the mainland Puerto Rican shore at the mouth of Rio Inabon.[7] The closest populated point on the mainland is Hacienda Villa Esperanza, located in barrio Vayas; however the closest geographic point on the mainland is barrio Capitanejo in Ponce. The island has an area of 2.89 cuerdas[8] (one cuerda equals 0.97 acres[9]). It is located at latitude 17.96444° and longitude -66.55639°.[10]

Geography and climate[edit]

The island is a small 6-foot flat-topped island and consists mostly of brush.[11] The climate is dry and the island supports dry forest.

Nature reserve[edit]

Though not officially a nature reserve, the island is administered by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isla del Frio. Puerto Rico Home Town Locator. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  2. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Brevario Sobre la Historia de Ponce. Second Edition. Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. 2002. Page 9. Printed by Impress Quality Printing, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
  3. ^ CityMelt. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  4. ^ Map of Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico. United States Geological Survey. Home Town Locator. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  5. ^ Puerto Rico 2000: Population and Housing Unit Counts. U.S. Census Bureau. Publication Number PHC-3-53. Published November 2003. Page F-17. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  6. ^ El Boricua. Puerto Rican 101. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  7. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 592. Fourth Edition: 1922. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  8. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Brevario Sobre la Historia de Ponce. Second Edition. Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. 2002. Page 9. Printed by Impress Quality Printing, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
  9. ^ UnitConversion.org Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  10. ^ Isla del Frio. Traveling Luck. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  11. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 592. Fourth Edition: 1922. Retrieved 29 April 2011.

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