Isabel II barrio-pueblo

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Isabel II barrio-pueblo

Barrio Pueblo Isabel

Isabel Segunda
Municipality Seat
El Fortín Conde de Mirasol
El Fortín Conde de Mirasol
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Municipality Vieques
Area
 • Total.50 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land.36 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,207
 Source: 2010 Census
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)

Isabel II barrio-pueblo (referred to as Isabel Segunda in Spanish) is a barrio and the administrative center (seat) in the downtown area in the island-municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 1,354.[1][2][3]

As was customary in Spain, in Puerto Rico, the municipality has a barrio called pueblo which contains a central plaza, the municipal buildings (city hall), and a Catholic church. Fiestas patronales (patron saint festivals) are held in the central plaza every year.[4][5]

Historic sites[edit]

It is the location of several historic sites listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, including:

The central plaza history[edit]

The central plaza, or square, is a place for official and unofficial recreational events and a place where people can gather and socialize from dusk to dawn. The Laws of the Indies, Spanish law, which regulated life in Puerto Rico in the early 19th century, stated the plaza's purpose was for "the parties" (celebrations, festivities) (Spanish: a propósito para las fiestas), and that the square should be proportionally large enough for the number of neighbors (Spanish: grandeza proporcionada al número de vecinos). These Spanish regulations also stated that the streets nearby should be comfortable portals for passersby, protecting them from the elements: sun and rain.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
  4. ^ a b Santullano, Luis A. (10 March 2019). Mirada al Caribe. 54. Colegio de Mexico. pp. 75–78. doi:10.2307/j.ctvbcd2vs.12. JSTOR j.ctvbcd2vs.12.
  5. ^ Pariser, Harry S. (2003). Explore Puerto Rico, Fifth Edition. San Francisco: Manatee Press. pp. 52–55. Retrieved 10 February 2019.

Coordinates: 18°08′50″N 65°26′34″W / 18.1472100°N 65.4428156°W / 18.1472100; -65.4428156

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