Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
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Municipio Autónomo de Santa Isabel
Town and Municipality
Tierra de Campeones,
La Ciudad de los Potros
|Anthem: "En un pedazo del sur estás presente"|
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
|Founded||October 5, 1842|
|• Mayor||Enrique "Quique" Questell Alvarado (PNP)|
|• Senatorial dist.||6 - Guayama|
|• Representative dist.||30|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (AST)|
|Major Routes|| |
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").
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Tourism
- 4 Economy
- 5 Culture
- 6 Schools
- 7 Sports
- 8 Government
- 9 Transportation
- 10 Symbols
- 11 Notable Santaisabelinos
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.
Santa Isabel is on the southern coast.
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".
Landmarks and places of interest
- El Malecón (boardwalk)
- Indian Museum
- Jauca Beach
- Hacienda Alomar Ruins
Aerospace electrical and electronic, metal products and nutritional products.
Festivals and Events
- 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
- 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
- Escuela Manuel Martín Monserrate
- Escuela Elvira M. Colón
- Escuela S.U. Pedro Meléndez (Playita Cortada)
- Colegio Evangélico Fuente De Sabiduría (K-6)
- Colegio LOGOS
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.
There are 12 bridges in Santa Isabel.
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.
Coat of arms
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.
- Adolfo L. Monserrate Anselmi - former member Puerto Rico House of Representatives
- Carmelo Colón Rivera - Educator, Spanish Language Doctor, Poet.
- Hiram Vega Cruz - Educator and composer.
- Denny Agosto Vega - Musician, drummer, band member (Polyesnso).
- César Miranda Rodríguez
- Benito Santiago - Baseball player; won unanimously the 1986 the National League Rookie of the Year Award with the San Diego Padres.
- Elvira M. Colón - Teacher.
- Carlos Muñoz - Student from Escuela Superior Elvira M. Colón, the first from Santa Isabel to win Premios El Nuevo Día Educador
- Melwin Cedeño - Actor, comedian, Merengue musician, and singer.
- Carlos Colón, Sr. - professional wrestler known as El Acróbata de Puerto Rico. Owner of the World Wrestling Council (WWC). Former WWE wrestler. Inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2014.
- Mario Ortiz - Accomplished trumpet player, arranger and band leader of the 60's.
- Elvin F. Torres Serrant - Musical Director of Limi-T 21. Released their first album in 1990 breaking new grounds in the genre of Merengue.
- Javier Bermúdez - Lead singer of Limi-T 21.
- Luigi Texidor - Singer for La Sonora Ponceña, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican All-Stars and Fania All-Stars.
- Pedro María Descartes - Legislator, mayor and leader of the Autonomist Movement during the 18th century.
- Melvin Rivera Velázquez - Journalist, historian and head of Global Bible Publishing of the United Bible Societies. Editor of the Santa Isabel history blog www.santaisabelpr.com.
- Carlos Correa - Baseball player; First Overall Pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, 2015 American League Rookie Of The Year, Shortstop for the Houston Astros.
- José Guzmán - Former professional Baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
- Carlos Irrizarry - Painteret the Certi Hi
- Mariano Civico - Salsa Singer.
- Roque Delpín Reyes - Former Mayor 1993-1997.
- Dr. José D. Quiles Rosas - Current president of Federación de Béisbol Aficionado de Puerto Rico, former Santa Isabel Potros team owner.
- "Santa Isabel Municipality - Municipalities - EnciclopediaPR". Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades (FPH).
- 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.
- 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.
- Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. 2010.
- "Map of Santa Isabel at the Wayback Machine" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
- "La planta de jugos Campofresco en Santa Isabel". Santa Isabel PR.
- Elecciones Generales 2012: Escrutinio General Archived 2013-01-15 at the Wayback Machine on CEEPUR
- "Santa Isabel Bridges". National Bridge Inventory Data. US Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved 20 February 2019.