Barrio Canas Urbano
Location of barrio Canas Urbano within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
|• Total||2.31 sq mi (6.0 km2)|
|• Land||2.31 sq mi (6.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|• Density||9,300/sq mi (3,600/km2)|
|Source: 2000 Census|
Canas Urbano is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Machuelo Abajo, Magueyes Urbano, Portugués Urbano, and San Antón, Canas Urbano is one of the municipality's five originally rural barrios that are now also part of the urban zone of the city of Ponce. The name of this barrio is of native indigenous origin. It was created in 1953.
It is bounded on the North by Ponceña Street/PR-123, by Ausencia, La Gloria, Novedades, and Idilid Streets of Morel Campos, by Ten Street of Shanghai, Villa Street/Simon Bolivar Avenue, Palo de Pan Street, Dr. Ferran Street, Ferrocarril Street, and Ramon Powell Street, on the South by PR-2, on the West by PR-132 (roughly), Río Pastillo (roughly), and Rio Canas, and on the East by Global Street, Coto Canas Street/PR-2R/Pampanos Road, and the old western branch of Rio Portugues.
In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Canas Urbano is bounded in the North by Magueyes Urbano, Portugués Urbano, Segundo, Primero, and Cuarto, in the South by Canas and Playa, in the West by Canas, and San Anton, and in the East by Segundo, Primero, and San Anton.
Features and demographics
Canas Urbano has 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Canas Urbano was 21,482 persons, and it had a density of 9,301 persons per square mile.
The communities of Jardines del Caribe (first and second sections only), Morel Campos, Shanghai, Aristides Chavier, Baldorioty, San Antonio, Rio Canas, Los Maestros, Santa Maria, Perla del Sur, Villa Grillasca, and Reparto Universitario are found here. Villa Grillasca was built in the 1950s and consisted of 720 duplex-style homes.
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- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Canas Urbano Barrio