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Comerío, Puerto Rico
Municipality
Flag of Comerío, Puerto Rico
Flag
Nickname(s): "La Perla de Plata", "Pueblo de los Guabaleros"
Anthem: "Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño"
Location of Comerío in Puerto Rico
Location of Comerío in Puerto Rico
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded June 12, 1826
Area
 • Total 28.24 sq mi (73.13 km2)
 • Land 28 sq mi (73 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (.13 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,778
 • Density 735.88/sq mi (284.124/km2)
Demonym(s) 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.

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.

Geography

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

Cityscape

Barrios

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

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
  • El Salto Hydroelectric Dams 1 and 2

Culture

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

Religion

First Methodist Church of Comerío was founded in 1904.

Demographics

Symbols

Flag

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

Coat of Arms

Pending

Transportation

Public bus from Bayamon to Comerio at Centro de Estacionamiento de Bayamon is the main public transportation for tourist but is recommended to travel by rental.

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 - Teacher, President of the Teachers Association and Senator
  • Enrique Pérez Santiago - secretary of health
  • Arturo Perez, Mayor of Comerio elected by Partido Liberal. Cousin of Celestino Perez, Manuel A. Perez.

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