Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Naguabo

Municipio de Naguabo
Town and Municipality
Rio Blanco reservoir
Flag of Naguabo
Flag
Nicknames: 
"Cuna de Grandes Artistas", "Los Enchumbaos"
Anthem: "Naguabo es mi Pueblo"
Location of Naguabo in Puerto Rico
Location of Naguabo in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°13′10″N 65°44′12″W / 18.21944°N 65.73667°W / 18.21944; -65.73667Coordinates: 18°13′10″N 65°44′12″W / 18.21944°N 65.73667°W / 18.21944; -65.73667
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
FoundedJuly 15, 1821
Government
 • MayorNoé Marcano (PNP)
 • Senatorial dist.7 - Humacao
 • Representative dist.35
Area
 • Total60.1 sq mi (155.57 km2)
 • Land52.1 sq mi (135 km2)
 • Water7.9 sq mi (20.57 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total26,720
 • Density440/sq mi (170/km2)
Demonym(s)Naguabeños
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Zip code
00718, 00744
Major routesPR secondary 31.svg PR secondary 205.svg Ellipse sign 3.svg Ellipse sign 191.svg Ellipse sign 192.svg
Toll plate yellow.svg
PR primary 53.svg

Naguabo (Spanish pronunciation: [naˈɣwaβo]) is a municipality in Puerto Rico located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Río Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras. Naguabo is spread over 8 wards and Naguabo Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Naguabo is said to be the birthplace of the pastelillo de chapín, which is a popular food in Puerto Rico. It is trunkfish wrapped inside a flour dough that is deep fried. Pastelillo de chapín can be found in almost any seaside establishment on the island.

Geography[edit]

Naguabo is located in the southeast region of Puerto Rico. The northern part is within the Luquillo Mountain Range, which contain the Picos (tips) of the Este and the Oeste, at 3,448 and 3,346 feet (1,051 and 1,020 m) of altitude above sea level, respectively.[1][2]

Barrios[edit]

Subdivisions of Naguabo.

Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Naguabo is subdivided into barrios. The municipal buildings, central square and large Catholic church are located in a barrio referred to as "el pueblo".[3][4][5][6]

Sectors[edit]

Barrios (which are like minor civil divisions)[7] in turn are further subdivided into smaller local populated place areas/units called sectores (sectors in English). The types of sectores may vary, from normally sector to urbanización to reparto to barriada to residencial, among others.[8][9][10]

Special Communities[edit]

Of the 742 places on the list of Comunidades Especiales de Puerto Rico, the following barrios, communities, sectors, or neighborhoods were in Naguabo: Relámpago neighborhood, Río, Santiago y Lima, Daguao, La Florida, Casco Urbano in barrio-pueblo, Húcares, Maizales, and Río Blanco.[11]

Demographics[edit]

The United States took control of Puerto Rico from Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1898. In 1899, the United States conducted its first census of Puerto Rico finding that the population of Naguabo was 10,873.

Historical population
Census Pop.
190010,873
191014,36532.1%
192015,7889.9%
193018,21215.4%
194019,1805.3%
195021,0199.6%
196017,195−18.2%
197017,9964.7%
198020,61714.6%
199022,6209.7%
200023,7535.0%
201026,72012.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
1899 (shown as 1900)[13] 1910-1930[14]
1930-1950[15] 1960-2000[16] 2010[5]

Tourism[edit]

Landmarks and places of interest[edit]

There are 31 beaches in Naguabo.[17] The main attractions in Naguabo are:

  • Algodones Key
  • El Yunque National Forest (South Side via PR State Road 191 - Closed at KM 13 (mile marker 8.1) (approx.) due to Road Closure)
  • Naguabo Beach
  • Punta Lima Beach
  • Ramón Rivero "Diplo" Monument
  • Tropical Beach
  • Yudelmi Center
  • Pedro Flores Monument
  • Hucares Waterfront (El Malecón - Boardwalk)
  • City Square (Plaza De Recreo)

Culture[edit]

Festivals and events[edit]

  • Maratón Cervecero En Naguabo -January
  • Chapín Festival - February
  • Pedro Flores Week - March
  • Diplo Festival - June
  • Virgen del Carmen Fiesta - July 16
  • Patron Saint Festival - October 7

Economy[edit]

Transportation[edit]

There is public transportation in Naguabo. It operates from 6:00 a.m. using the "Pisicorre" bus.[18][19] There are 52 bridges in Naguabo.[20]

Books about Naguabo[edit]

Historia de Naguabo by Carmelo Rosario Natal

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barrios de Puerto Rico: Barrio Daguao de Naguabo". PBS Learning Media. Florida PBS. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Naguabo Municipality". enciclopediapr.org. Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades (FPH). Archived from the original on 2017-11-21. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  3. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  6. ^ "Map of Naguabo at the Wayback Machine" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-24. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  7. ^ a b "US Census Barrio-Pueblo definition". factfinder.com. US Census. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Agencia: Oficina del Coordinador General para el Financiamiento Socioeconómico y la Autogestión (Proposed 2016 Budget)". Puerto Rico Budgets (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  9. ^ Rivera Quintero, Marcia (2014), El vuelo de la esperanza: Proyecto de las Comunidades Especiales Puerto Rico, 1997-2004 (first ed.), San Juan, Puerto Rico Fundación Sila M. Calderón, ISBN 978-0-9820806-1-0
  10. ^ "Leyes del 2001". Lex Juris Puerto Rico (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  11. ^ Rivera Quintero, Marcia (2014), El vuelo de la esperanza:Proyecto de las Comunidades Especiales Puerto Rico, 1997-2004 (Primera edición ed.), San Juan, Puerto Rico Fundación Sila M. Calderón, p. 273, ISBN 978-0-9820806-1-0
  12. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Report of the Census of Porto Rico 1899". War Department Office Director Census of Porto Rico. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Table 3-Population of Municipalities: 1930 1920 and 1910" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Table 4-Area and Population of Municipalities Urban and Rural: 1930 to 1950" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 30, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "Table 2 Population and Housing Units: 1960 to 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 24, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  17. ^ "Las 1,200 playas de Puerto Rico [The 1200 beaches of Puerto Rico]". Primera Hora (in Spanish). April 14, 2017. Archived from the original on December 12, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  18. ^ María Isabel Quiñones Arocho (2004). El fin del reino de lo propio ensayos de antropologia cultural. Siglo XXI. pp. 104–. ISBN 968-23-2494-7.
  19. ^ Garcia, Themis. "Understanding Collective Transportation". Medium. Archived from the original on 22 February 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Naguabo Bridges". National Bridge Inventory Data. US Dept. of Transportation. Archived from the original on 22 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

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