Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Municipality
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 Santaisabelinos
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code 00757

Santa Isabel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta isaˈβel]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico 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 of the city). 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[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

Cityscape[edit]

Barrios[edit]

  • Boca Velázquez
  • Descalabrado
  • Felicia 1
  • Felicia 2
  • Jauca 1
  • Jauca 2
  • Ollas
  • Paso Seco
  • Playa
  • Playita Cortada
  • Santa Isabel Pueblo

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Tourism[edit]

Landmarks and places of interest[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

The surrounding areas produces fruits and vegetables.

Industry[edit]

clothing, electrical and electronic machinery, metal products and nutritional products.

Culture[edit]

Festivals and events[edit]

  • Mango Festival - May
  • Crab Carnival - June
  • Patron Celebrations - July
  • Cemí Carnival - October
  • Turkey Festival - November

Government[edit]

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.[2]

Symbols[edit]

Flag[edit]

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[edit]

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"[edit]

  • Adolfo L. Monserrate Anselmi - former member Puerto Rico House of Representatives
  • Carmelo Colon Rivera - Educator, Spanish Language Doctor, Poet.
  • Hiram Vega Cruz - Educator and composer
  • César Miranda Rodríguez
  • Benito Santiago - Baseball player; won unanimously the 1986 the National League's Rookie of the Year Award (San Diego Padres).
  • Elvira Colón - Educator
  • Carlos Muñoz - Elvira M Colon Student, the first of Santa Isabel to win on Premios El Nuevo Dia Educador
  • Melwin Cedeño - actor, comedian, merengue musician, and singer.
  • Carlos Colón, Sr. - professional wrestler known as "El Acróbata de Puerto Rico".
  • Mario Ortiz - accomplished trumpet player, arranger and band leader of the 60's.
  • Elvis Torres Serrant - Musical Director Limite 21 - released their first album in 1990 breaking new grounds in the genere of merengue.
  • Luigi Texidor - singer - La Sonora Poncena, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican All Stars and Fania All Stars.
  • Pedro María Descartes - legislator, mayor and leader of the autonomist movement during the 18th century.
  • Melvin Rivera Velázquez - journalist, historian and head of Global Bible Publishing of the United Bible Societies. Editor of the Santa Isabel history blog www.santaisabelpr.com
  • Carlos Correa - Baseball player; 1st Overall Pick in 2012 MLB Draft, Shortstop for the Houston Astros.
  • Carlos Irrizarry - painter

See also[edit]


References[edit]

External links[edit]

¡Historia viva de Santa Isabel! http://www.santaisabelpr.com]