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Las Marías, Puerto Rico
Municipality
Flag of Las Marías, Puerto Rico
Flag
Nickname(s): "Pueblo de la China Dulce", "Ciudad de los Cítricos"
Anthem: "Por tus montes y tus aguas cristalinas"
Location of Las Marías in Puerto Rico
Location of Las Marías in Puerto Rico
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded 1871
Area
 • Total 44.07 sq mi (114.15 km2)
 • Land 44 sq mi (114 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (.15 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,881
 • Density 224.193/sq mi (86.562/km2)
Demonym(s) Marieños
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code 00670

Las Marías (Spanish pronunciation: [(lahs mah-REE-yahs)], The Maries) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located north of Maricao; southeast of Añasco; south of San Sebastián; east of Mayagüez; and west of Lares. Las Marías is spread over 13 wards and Las Marías Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

History

Las Marías was founded in July 1, 1872. Don Benito Recio and Moreno were the acting mayor during the foundation process.

Cityscape

Barrios

  • Alto Sano
  • Anones
  • Bucarabones
  • Buena Vista
  • Cerrote
  • Chamorro
  • Espino
  • Furnias
  • Las Marías Pueblo
  • Maravilla Este
  • Maravilla Norte
  • Maravilla Sur
  • Naranjales
  • Palma Escrita
  • Purísima Concepción
  • Río Cañas

Geography

  • River: Río Grande de Añasco (also known as Río Guacio),

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Barrietos Cavern
  • Fronteras Hacienda
  • Planell Hacienda
  • Rullán Hacienda
  • San Calisto Hacienda
  • San Carlos Plaza

Paco Gaztambide Sugar Mill Ruins Las Canadindias

Culture

Festivals and events

  • Orange Festival - March
  • Foundation of the Town - March
  • Paso Fino Festival - June
  • Matron Festivities - December
  • Dia De Los Reyes - January

Symbols

Flag

The flag is divided by an imaginary diagonal line whose ends are the superior left angle of the flag and the opposite lower angle. The superior part is yellow and the lower half is green. The yellow portion represents the sun bathing the town and the green portion represents the nature and vegetation of the municipality.

Coat of Arms

The shield is divided into six parts with three in silver and three in blue. A "María" tree (Callophylum brasiliense antillum), with a pair of coffee tree branches to the sides of its trunk, adorns each silver part. The monogram and crown of Nuestra Señora la Santísima Virgen de Plata is placed in the top center portion of the shield. The shield's border is red with a broken chain at the bottom. Above the shield resides three tower crown in gold.


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