Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico

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Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico
—  Municipality  —

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Nickname(s): "La Ciudad de los Petateros", "El Pueblo de los Prodigios" (town of prodigies)
Anthem: "Sabana Grande, ciudad petatera"
Location of Sabana Grande in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°4′47″N 66°57′39″W / 18.07972°N 66.96083°W / 18.07972; -66.96083Coordinates: 18°4′47″N 66°57′39″W / 18.07972°N 66.96083°W / 18.07972; -66.96083
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Founded1813
Government
 • MayorHon. Miguel G. Ortíz Vélez (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.5 - Ponce
 • Representative dist.21
Area
 • Total37.1 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Land37.1 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total25,265
 • Density680/sq mi (260/km2)
DemonymSabaneños
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)
Zip code00637
 
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Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico
—  Municipality  —

Flag
Nickname(s): "La Ciudad de los Petateros", "El Pueblo de los Prodigios" (town of prodigies)
Anthem: "Sabana Grande, ciudad petatera"
Location of Sabana Grande in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°4′47″N 66°57′39″W / 18.07972°N 66.96083°W / 18.07972; -66.96083Coordinates: 18°4′47″N 66°57′39″W / 18.07972°N 66.96083°W / 18.07972; -66.96083
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Founded1813
Government
 • MayorHon. Miguel G. Ortíz Vélez (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.5 - Ponce
 • Representative dist.21
Area
 • Total37.1 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Land37.1 sq mi (96 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total25,265
 • Density680/sq mi (260/km2)
DemonymSabaneños
Time zoneAST (UTC-4)
Zip code00637

Sabana Grande (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈβana ˈɣɾande]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located north of Lajas and Guánica; south of Maricao; east of San Germán; and west of Yauco. Sabana Grande is spread over seven wards and Sabana Grande Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Germán-Cabo Rojo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The municipality of Sabana Grande (Spanish for Great Savannah) was founded in 1813 by Pedro de Acosta, it is known in Spanish as "El Pueblo de los Prodigios" which translates to "The Town of Marvels.

Geography

Río Coco, Rio La Maquina, Río Cruces, Río Flores, Río Grande, Río Loco.

Cityscape

Valle de Lajas/Lajas Valley, November 2006

Barrios

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  • Torre
  • Machuchal
  • Rayo
  • Rincón
  • Santana
  • Susúa
  • Tabonuco
  • Pueblo Nuevo

Economy

Agriculture

Fruits, sugar and cattle on a small scale.

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

Culture

Festivals and events

Government

Symbols

Flag

The Sabana Grande flag has four alternate quarters in green and yellow. In the center it has the municipal shield.

Coat of arms

The rake and the shovel represent San Isidro Labrador, also patron of Madrid. The jug symbolizes the domestic tasks of Santa María de la Cabeza, San Isidro's wife. Towards the center we find a palm leaf symbol of a typical industry of this town. In the superior part is a crown with three towers. The shield contains the traditional colors of our town: gold and green. Finally, the motto of the read shield reads: Pueblo de los Prodigios (Town of Prodigies).

Education

Jose A. Castillo Elementary, Jose Celso Barbosa Elementary, Rosendo Matienzo Cintron Elementary, Francisco Vazquez Puello Elementary, David Antorgiorgi Cordova Elementary and Middle School, Juan I. Vega Elementary and Middle School, Blanca Malaret Middle School and Luis Negron Lopez High School are the local public school.

Famous people

References