Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

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Santa Isabel

Municipio Autónomo de Santa Isabel
Town and Municipality
Skyline of Santa Isabel
Flag of Santa Isabel
Flag
Nicknames: 
Tierra de Campeones,
La Ciudad de los Potros
Anthem: "En un pedazo del sur estás presente"
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 17°57′58″N 66°24′18″W / 17.96611°N 66.40500°W / 17.96611; -66.40500Coordinates: 17°57′58″N 66°24′18″W / 17.96611°N 66.40500°W / 17.96611; -66.40500
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
FoundedOctober 5, 1842
Government
 • MayorEnrique "Quique" Questell Alvarado (PNP)
 • Senatorial dist.6 - Guayama
 • Representative dist.30 
Population
 (2010)
 • Total23,274
Demonym(s)Santaisabelinos
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Zip code
00757
Major RoutesPR primary 1.svg CR 153 jct wide.svg CR 161 jct wide.svg
Toll plate yellow.svg
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Santa Isabel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta isaˈβel]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas. Santa Isabel is spread over 7 wards and Santa Isabel Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center). It is the principal city of the Santa Isabel Micropolitan Statistical Area and is part of the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.

Santa Isabel is known as La Ciudad de los Potros ("The City of the Colts").

History[edit]

Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.

Geography[edit]

Santa Isabel[1] is on the southern coast.

Barrios[edit]

Subdivisions of Santa Isabel.

Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Santa Isabel is subdivided into barrios. The municipal buildings, central square and large Catholic church are located in a barrio referred to as "el pueblo".[2][3][4][5]

Tourism[edit]

Landmarks and places of interest[edit]

  • El Malecón (boardwalk)
  • Indian Museum
  • Jauca Beach
  • Hacienda Alomar Ruins

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

The surrounding areas produces fruits and vegetables. Campo Fresco, a Puerto Rican company, owns a plant in Santa Isabel, from where they produce Jugos Lotus juice and other drink brands.[6]

Industry[edit]

Aerospace electrical and electronic, metal products and nutritional products.

Culture[edit]

Festivals and Events[edit]

  • Agroferia Santa Isabel - April
  • Carnaval de Baloncesto Barrio Ollas - July
  • Patron Celebrations - July
  • City Foundation Anniversary - October
  • Encendido Navideño Barriada Felicia, Calle Elifaz Ostolaza - November

Schools[edit]

Elementary[edit]

  • Escuela Martín G. Brumbaugh
  • Escuela John F. Kennedy
  • Escuela Esther Rivera
  • Escuela Ana L. Rosa Tricoche
  • Escuela Apolonia Valentín
  • Escuela Ana Valldejuly
  • Escuela Emilio Casas

Middle school[edit]

  • Escuela Manuel Martín Monserrate

High school[edit]

  • Escuela Elvira M. Colón

Second Units[edit]

  • Escuela S.U. Pedro Meléndez (Playita Cortada)

Private Education[edit]

  • Colegio Evangélico Fuente De Sabiduría (K-6)
  • Colegio LOGOS

Sports[edit]

Santa Isabel is known as Tierra de Campeones (Land of Champions) because of its rich sports tradition (especially in Baseball). The city is home to the Santa Isabel Potros baseball team. The Potros won the 1992 National Championship of the Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico. The team plays its home games at Estadio Municipal Luis Guillermo Moreno.

Government[edit]

All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years. Enrique "Quique" Questell (of the New Progressive Party) was elected at the 2004 general election.

The city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VI, which is represented by two Senators. In 2012, Miguel Pereira Castillo and Angel M. Rodríguez were elected as District Senators.[7]

Transportation[edit]

There are 12 bridges in Santa Isabel.[8]

Symbols[edit]

Flag[edit]

The flag is divided horizontally into three stripes; white at the top, yellow in the center and red at the bottom, and may be decorated with sugar cane stems.

Alternate flag of Santa Isabel with sugar cane stem ornamentation

Coat of arms[edit]

The crown stands for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (Isabel in Spanish). The shells are a symbol of St. James the patron saint of the town, as well as for the many shells found near the town.

Notable Santaisabelinos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santa Isabel Municipality - Municipalities - EnciclopediaPR". Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades (FPH).
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
  5. ^ "Map of Santa Isabel at the Wayback Machine" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  6. ^ "La planta de jugos Campofresco en Santa Isabel". Santa Isabel PR.
  7. ^ Elecciones Generales 2012: Escrutinio General Archived 2013-01-15 at the Wayback Machine on CEEPUR
  8. ^ "Santa Isabel Bridges". National Bridge Inventory Data. US Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

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