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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Municipality
Flag of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Flag
Nickname(s): "Tierra de Campeones", "La Ciudad de los Potros"
Anthem: "En un pedazo del sur estás presente"
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded October 5, 1842
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,274
Demonym(s) Santaisabelinos
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code 00757

Santa Isabel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta isaˈβel], Saint Elizabeth) is a municipality of Puerto Rico 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 of the city). 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").

History

Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.

Geography

  • Aguirre State Forest
  • Rivers; Río Cayures, Río Coamo, Río Descalabrado and Río Jueyes.

Cityscape

Neighborhoods

  • Culo Prieto
  • Boca Velázquez
  • Descalabrado
  • Felicia 1
  • Felicia 2
  • Jauca 1
  • Jauca 2
  • Ollas
  • Paso Seco
  • Peñuelas
  • Playa
  • Playita Cortada
  • Useras
  • Santa Isabel Pueblo
  • Villa Retiro
  • Urbanización Santiago Apóstol
  • Villa Del Mar (El Cocal)
  • Los Llanos
  • Alturas de Santa Isabel
  • Urbanización Estancias
  • Urbanización Hacienda Concordia
  • Urbanización Paseos De Jacaranda
  • Urbanización Praderas Del Sur
  • Urbanización Villa Serena
  • Urbanización Valle Costero
  • Urbanización Brisas Del Prado
  • Urbanización Prados Del Soñador
  • Urbanización Portal De La Reina

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • El Malecón (boardwalk)
  • Indian Museum
  • Jauca Beach
  • Hacienda Alomar Ruins

Culture

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

Symbols

Flag

The flag is divided horizontally in three stripes of same the width: white the superior one, yellow the central one and red the inferior one, may be ornamented with sugar cane stems or without them.

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Alternate flag of Santa Isabel with sugar cane stem ornamentation

Coat of Arms

The crowned It stands for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (Isabel in Spanish). The shells are a symbol for St. James the patron saint of the town, as well as for the many shells found near the town.


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