Montes Llanos

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Barrio Montes Llanos
A sign on PR-505 at PR-504 marking the entrance to Barrio Montes Llanos
A sign on PR-505 at PR-504 marking the entrance to Barrio Montes Llanos
Location of barrio Montes Llanos within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Location of barrio Montes Llanos within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce
Area
 • Total2.15 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land2.15 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total462
 • Density215/sq mi (83/km2)
 Source: 2000 Census

Montes Llanos (also spelled Monte Llano), is one of the 31 barrios in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Along with Magueyes, Tibes, Portugués, Maragüez, Machuelo Arriba, and Cerrillos, Montes Llanos is one of the municipality's seven rural interior barrios. It was created in 1898.[1]

Location[edit]

A scene in Barrio Montes Llanos

Montes Llanos is a mountainous rural barrio located in the central portion of the municipality, north of the city of Ponce, at latitude 18.118717 N, and longitude -66.139594 W.[2] The toponomy, or origin of the name, is related to the old "Hato Llano" barrio. The name Montes Llanos relates to the term monte, which in Spanish describes a natural but significant elevation of the surface of the land that is covered with trees, shrubs or other vegetation.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

Montes Llanos is bounded on the North by PR-505 (roughly), on the South by the hills north of Pastillo Road and El Cedro I Road, on the West by the hills west of Río Chiquito, and on the East by the hills west of Río Bayagan and PR-505 (roughly).[4][5]

An elementary school on PR-505 in at Km 10.3 in Barrio Montes Llanos

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Montes Llanos is bounded in the North by Barrios San Patricio and Maragüez, in the South by Portugués and Machuelo Arriba, in the West by Tibes, and in the East by Barrio Maragüez.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Montes Llanos has 2.15 square miles (5.6 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Montes Llanos was 462 persons, and it had a density of 215 persons per square mile, making it the least populated barrio in the municipality.[7][8][9][10] Montes Llanos is the least populated, though not the least densely populated, barrio in the municipality of Ponce.[11] The community of Villas del Monte Verde is located in Montes Llanos.[12]

Geography[edit]

The highest point in barrio Montes Llanos stands at 2,394 feet and is located in the extreme northwest tip of the barrio.[13]

Infrastructure[edit]

The main road serving Barrio Montes Llanos is PR-505.[14]

Notable Landmarks[edit]

Barrio Montes Llanos is home to the origin of the Río Chiquito. Rio Chiquito feeds into Rio Portugues just as they both enter the Ponce city limits to eventually empty as Rio Bucana into the Caribbean Sea opposite Caja de Muertos.[15]

Coordinates: 18°06′02″N 66°37′06″W / 18.1004796°N 66.6181970°W / 18.1004796; -66.6181970[16]

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 March 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Government of the Municipality of Ponce. Periodico "El Señorial". Special issue: Carnaval Ponceño 2013. February 2013. Page 17. Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  4. ^ 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. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Ponce Topographic Map. Map Styles: Map and Shaded. Trails.com. From: United States Geological Survey. Topo Map. Projection: NAD83/WGS84. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  6. ^ 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. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  7. ^ Censo 2000: Población por Barrios - Ponce. Boricua Online. March 15, 2010.
  8. ^ City Melt Retrieved, March 15, 2010.
  9. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. Ponce and Its Barrios. (Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico -- County Subdivision and Place. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000. Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data) Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  10. ^ CENSUS2
  11. ^ Ponce, Puerto Rico – La Perla del Sur. BoricuaOnlince.com Accessed 5 April 2018.
  12. ^ Nuevo Mapa de Localizacion Limite de Barrios de Ponce. Oficina de Ordenacion Territorial. Municipio Autonomo de Ponce. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  13. ^ Maptest. Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine 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 14 November 2011.
  14. ^ 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. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  15. ^ 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. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monte Llano Barrio