- Comerío, Puerto Rico
Comerío, Puerto Rico — Municipality —
Nickname(s): "La Perla de Plata", "Pueblo de los Guabaleros" Anthem: "Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño" Coordinates: Coordinates: 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.
Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Originally named "Sabana del Palmar", but later changed to Comerío, named after a local Indian chief Comerio.
Quartered in cross, of green and white, and superimposed the right superior quarter is an anchored yellow cross.
Coat of Arms
- Cedrito "La Prieta"
- Comerío Pueblo
- Doña Elena
- Río Hondo
- Vega Redonda
Rivers are: Río Arroyata, Río de la Plata and Río Hondo.
Iglesia Católica (Santo Cristo de la Salud) Catholic Church named Santo Cristo de la Salud
- Tobacco (not as predominant lately)
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
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
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