Machuelo Arriba

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Barrio Machuelo Arriba
Northbound PR-139 through Barrio Machuelo Arriba
Northbound PR-139 through Barrio Machuelo Arriba
Location of barrio Machuelo Arriba within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Machuelo Arriba within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Country  United States
Territory  Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce2.gif Ponce
Area
 • Total 6.61 sq mi (17.1 km2)
 • Land 6.46 sq mi (16.7 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 13,727
 • Density 2,125/sq mi (820/km2)
  Source: 2000 Census

Machuelo Arriba is one of the 31 barrios of the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with the barrios of Magueyes, Tibes, Portugués, Montes Llanos, Maragüez, and Cerrillos, Machuelo Arriba is one of the municipality's seven rural interior barrios. It was created in 1831.[1]


Location[edit]

Rio Bayagan (Bayagan River) running alongside Puerto Rico Highway 505 (PR-505) in Barrio Machuelo Arriba, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Machuelo Arriba is a rural barrio located in the central section of the municipality, just north of the Ponce city limits at latitude 18.043976N, and longitude -66.597924W. [2]

Boundaries[edit]

It is bounded on the North by the hills north of Camino El Cedro I Road, on the South by Tito Castro Avenue/PR-14 (roughly), on the West by PR-504, by the hills west of PR-505, and Rio Portugues, and on the East by Pinto Peak, and Río Cerrillos.[3][4]

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Machuelo Arriba is bounded on the North by Barrios Maragüez and Monte Llano, on the South by Machuelo Abajo, on the West by Barrios Portugues and Portugués Urbano, and on the East by Maragüez and Cerrillos.[5]

Features and demographics[edit]

A stretch of Puerto Rico Highway 505 (PR-505) southbound in Barrio Machuelo Arriba, Ponce

The communities of La Cuchilla, La Yuca, El Paraiso, Glenview Gardens, Quintas de Monserrate, Villa Machuelo, and Santa Teresita are found here. The communities of Jardines de Ponce and Las Monjitas are also located within the limits of barrio Machuelo Arriba.[6]

Machuelo Arriba has 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of land area and 0.2 square miles (520,000 m2) of water area. In 2000, the population of Machuelo Arriba was 13,727. The population density in Machuelo Arriba was 2,124 persons per square mile.[7]

The main roads in barrio Machuelo Arriba are PR-10 on its southern part, and PR-505 and PR-139 which serve the rest of the barrio.

The highest point in Barrio Machuelo Arriba is Pico Pinto which stands at 2,037 feet.[8]

Landmarks[edit]

The Río Bucaná springs from Barrio Machuelo Arriba (as Rio Bayagan) and runs for 29.5 kilometers (18.3 mi) into the Caribbean Sea.[9]

Coordinates: 18°03′43″N 66°35′56″W / 18.0620178°N 66.5988220°W / 18.0620178; -66.5988220[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrios de Ponce. Antepasados Esclavos.(From: Pedro Tomás de Córdoba. Memorias geográficas, históricas, económicas y estadísticas de la Isla de Puerto Rico.) Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 28, 2010.
  3. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Ponce Topographic Map. Map Styles: Map and Shaded. Trails.com. From: United States Geological Survey. Topo Map. Projection: NAD83/WGS84. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  5. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  6. ^ Ponce Topographic Map. Map Styles: Map and Shaded. Trails.com. From: United States Geological Survey. Topo Map. Projection: NAD83/WGS84. Retrieved February 28, 2010.
  7. ^ City Melt Retrieved, February 18, 2010.
  8. ^ Maptest. Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  9. ^ Puerto Rico Encyclopedia. Fundacion Puertorriqueña para las Humanidades. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Machuelo Arriba Barrio