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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.
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.
Río Coco, Rio La Maquina, Río Cruces, Río Flores, Río Grande, Río Loco.
Valle de Lajas/Lajas Valley, November 2006
- Pueblo Nuevo
Fruits, sugar and cattle on a small scale.
Landmarks and places of interest
- El Pozo de la Virgen
- Las Antenas
- Caserio Castillo
- Casas Gemelas
- Hacienda Quilinchini
- Orlando López Recreation Center
- Susúa State Park
- Justin B. Vargas Secret CIA base in Susúa
- Casa Barco
- Igualdad Masonic Lodge
- Primer cementerio Masononico en Puerto Rico
- Placita de la Recordación
- Teatro Adalberto Rodríguez "Machuchal"
- City Hall
Festivals and events
- Patron Celebrations - May ya no hay
- Virgen del Pozo Marathon - May
- Petate Festival - December
- Carnaval Interentidades
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).
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.
- PEDRO DE ACOSTA Y LÓPEZ DE VICTORIA, First Mayor
- Braulio (Tito) Arenas (former Director of Obras Públicas)
- José Vidro (MLB All-Star)
- Augusto Malaret (Author)
- Confesor"Liso"Acosta Ocasio
- Dr. Manuel Quevedo Báez (author)
- Luis Negrón López (politics)
- Radames Vega (Track and Field)
- Santos Colón Vega cantante
- Félix Rigau Carrera (First Puertorrican Aviator and First Hispanic Aviator in U.S. Armed Forces)
- Rafael camacho Vega "folfo first rap and reagge promotor in Puerto Rico and Spain, Canarias islansd
- Father Nazario
- Pedro Vélez Mercado (Teacher)
- Rafael Almodovar FIFI son of toun
- Ángel Rigau Ramos (poet)
- Aníbal González Irizarry (TV)
- Adalberto Rodríguez "Machuchal" (Comedian)
- Jonathan Sánchez (Pitched No-Hitter in MLB Baseball)(2010 World Series Champion)
- Herson Rodríguez (AA Baseball Hall of Fame)
- José "Wito" Martínez (Baseball)
- Ángel Gregorio Martínez (First Puerto Rican to die in WWII)
- Fidel Vélez (Patriot) (Intentona de Yauco)
- Calixto Carrera Montalvo (poet)
- John Ruiz (boxing-First Hispanic Heavyweight World Champion)
- Francis Rosas (comedian)
- Sebastián "Papo" Marchany (photograph)