Comerío, Puerto Rico


Comerío, Puerto Rico
Comerío, Puerto Rico
—  Municipality  —

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Nickname(s): "La Perla de Plata", "Pueblo de los Guabaleros"
Anthem: "Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño"
Location of Comerío in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°13′05″N 66°13′34″W / 18.21806°N 66.22611°W / 18.21806; -66.22611Coordinates: 18°13′05″N 66°13′34″W / 18.21806°N 66.22611°W / 18.21806; -66.22611
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded June 12, 1826
Government
 - Mayor Hon. José A. "Josian" Santiago (PPD)
 - Senatorial dist. 6 - Guayama
 - Representative dist. 29
Area
 - Total 28.2 sq mi (73.13 km2)
 - Land 28.2 sq mi (73 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (.13 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 20,002
 - Density 708.4/sq mi (273.5/km2)
Demonym Comerieños
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code 00782
Area code +1 (spec. +1-787 and +1-939)
Website http://www.comerio.gobierno.pr

Comerío (Spanish pronunciation: [komeˈɾi.o]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito; south of Naranjito and Bayamón; east of Barranquitas; and west of Cidra and Aguas Buenas. Comerío is spread over 7 wards and Comerío Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Originally named "Sabana del Palmar", but later changed to Comerío, named after a local Indian chief Comerio.

Flag

Quartered in cross, of green and white, and superimposed the right superior quarter is an anchored yellow cross.

Coat of Arms

Pending

Demographics

Barrios (Districts/Wards)

  • Cedrito "La Prieta"
  • Cejas
  • Comerío Pueblo
  • Doña Elena
  • Naranjo
  • Palomas
  • Piñas
  • Río Hondo
  • Vega Redonda[1]

Geo/Topography

Rivers are: Río Arroyata, Río de la Plata and Río Hondo.

Churches

Iglesia Bautista

Iglesia Católica (Santo Cristo de la Salud) Catholic Church named Santo Cristo de la Salud

Economic

Agriculture

  • Tobacco (not as predominant lately)

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • La Tiza Peak
  • La Mora Caves
  • La Plata River
  • Las Pailas
  • Los Pilones
  • Media Luna Recreation Park
  • Tobacco Warehouse
  • Town Square

Festivals and events

  • Spring Carnival - April
  • La Mora Cave Festival - June 1,2,3
  • Jíbaro Festival - June
  • El Jobo Festival - July
  • Patron Festivities - August
  • San Andrés Apóstol Festivities - November
  • El Seco Marathon - December
  • Christmas Fantasy - December

Transportation

Notable "Comerieños "

  • Celestino J. Pérez - Pharmacist, lawyer and elected legislator
  • Claudio Torres - Composer
  • Juana Colón (1886–1967) - Founder of the Socialist Party in Comerío
  • Manuel A. Pérez (1890–1951) - Professor
  • María Arroyo - Senator
  • Enrique Pérez Santiago - secretary of health

References

External links

Governmental websites

Informational/cultural

Private, non-profit website


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