Comerío, Puerto Rico
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|Comerío, Puerto Rico|
|Nickname(s): "La Perla de Plata", "Pueblo de los Guabaleros"|
|Anthem: "Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño"|
Location of Comerío in Puerto Rico
|Founded||June 12, 1826|
|• Mayor||Hon. José A. "Josian" Santiago Rivera (PPD)|
|• Senatorial dist.||6 - Guayama|
|• Representative dist.||29|
|• Total||28.24 sq mi (73.13 km2)|
|• Land||28 sq mi (73 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (.13 km2)|
|• Density||740/sq mi (280/km2)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|Area code||+1 (spec. +1-787 and +1-939)|
Comerío (Spanish pronunciation: [komeˈɾi.o]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito; south of Naranjito and Bayamón; east of Barranquitas; and west of Cidra and Aguas Buenas. Comerío is spread over 7 wards and Comerío Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Cityscape
- 4 Tourism
- 5 Economy
- 6 Culture
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Government
- 9 Symbols
- 10 Transportation
- 11 Notable "Comerieños "
- 12 Further reading
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Originally named "Sabana del Palmar", but later changed to Comerío, named after a local Indian chief Comerio.
- Cedrito "La Prieta"
- Comerío Pueblo
- Doña Elena
- Río Hondo
- Vega Redonda
Landmarks and places of interest
- La Tiza Peak
- La Mora Caves
- La Plata River
- Las Pailas
- Los Pilones
- Media Luna Recreation Park
- Tobacco Warehouse
- Town Square
- El Salto Hydroelectric Dams 1 and 2
- Tobacco (not as predominant lately). Comerío was known as "El Pueblo del Tabaco" (Tobacco Town), and its original flag had a tobacco plant in its center.
Festivals and events
- Spring Carnival - April
- La Mora Cave Festival - June 1,2,3
- Jíbaro Festival - June
- El Jobo Festival - July
- Patron Festivities - August
- San Andrés Apóstol Festivities - November
- El Seco Marathon - December
- Christmas Fantasy - December
First Methodist Church of Comerío was founded in 1904.
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All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years. The current mayor of Comerío is José A. Santiago, of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD). He was elected at the 2000 general elections.
Quartered in cross, of green and white, and superimposed the right superior quarter is an anchored yellow cross.
Coat of Arms
Public bus from Bayamon to Comerio at Centro de Estacionamiento de Bayamon is the main public transportation for tourist but is recommended to travel by rental.
Notable "Comerieños "
- Celestino J. Pérez - Pharmacist, lawyer and elected legislator
- Claudio Torres - Composer
- Juana Colón (1886–1967) - Founder of the Socialist Party in Comerío
- Manuel A. Pérez (1890–1951) - Professor
- María Arroyo - Teacher, President of the Teachers Association and Senator
- Enrique Pérez Santiago - secretary of health
- Arturo Perez, Mayor of Comerio elected by Partido Liberal. Cousin of Celestino Perez, Manuel A. Perez.
- Levy, Teresita A. (2007). The History of Tobacco Cultivation in Puerto Rico, 1899--1940. ProQuest. ISBN 9780549267843.
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