Caimito, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location of Caimito shown in yellow.
|• Total||5.41 sq mi (14.0 km2)|
|• Land||5.41 sq mi (14.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|• Density||4,034.2/sq mi (1,557.6/km2)|
Caimito is one of the 18 barrios of the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. With a land area of 5.41 square miles (14.0 km2), Caimito is the second largest barrio in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2010 it had 21,825 inhabitants and a population density of 4,034.2 per sq.mi. Located in the south part of San Juan, Caimito is bordered by barrios Tortugo and Quebrada Arenas to the west, by Monacillo to the north, by Cupey to the east and by the municipality of Caguas to the south. Developed in 1994, The Outlets at Montehiedra is a one level enclosed mall with over 100 stores located within Caimito. Anchored by Big Kmart, Home Depot, Marshall's and Capri, the Outlet also includes stores such as Nike, Old Navy and Gap. It includes a fourteen-screen theater by Caribbean Cinemas with IMAX, CXC and 4DX screens.
Assigned as a suburb of Río Piedras in 1835 by Pedro Tomás de Córdova, who was Captain General of Puerto Rico from 1816-1836, Caimito consisted of 3,595.30 acres or land or roughly 5.16 square miles. Caimito comprises the former barrios of Caimito Alto and Caimito Bajo, which were last documented in the 1899 census. Caimito was part of Rio Piedras until 1951 when it was merged as a barrio of the municipality of San Juan. Its major routes include the PR-199, PR-842 and the PR-1. Historian Dr. Fernando Picó S.J., wrote a book about the history and genealogy of the area, published in 1989, called Vivir en Caimito.
- Eduardo Bonilla-Silva - Sociology professor at Duke University, president of the American Sociological Association
- Félix Trinidad - Former professional boxer. Although born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and raised in Cupey, "Tito" Trinidad is also often associated with Caimito, having been trained by Freddy Trinidad at the Gimnasio Municipal de Caimito.
The noted boxing family, the Solis family, hails from Caimito.
- Enrique Solis- Boxer, fought for world title.
- Julian Solis- Boxer, world champion.
- Rafael Solis- Boxer, fought for world title.
- Santos Solis- Professional boxer.
- "The Outlets at Montehiedra".
- 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.
- 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.
- Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
- Ocasio Meléndez, Marcial E. 1985. Río Piedras (Ciudad Universitaria): Notas para su historia. San Juan: Comité Historia de los Pueblos.
- Joseph Prentiss Sanger; Henry Gannett; Walter Francis Willcox (1900). Informe sobre el censo de Puerto Rico, 1899, United States. War Dept. Porto Rico Census Office (in Spanish). Imprenta del gobierno. p. 160.
- Bibliografía Fernando Picó - Universidad de Puerto Rico. Selected Works.
- "Freddy Trinidad Muriel, Boxeo". Salon de la Fama del Deporte Riopedrense.
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