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Welcome to the town of

BARCELONETA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Barcelonetenses
Patron:
Nuestra Señora del Carmen

The town of BARCELONETA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1881 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 23,028 .
The zipcode is 00617

Housing units : 8375
Area in square miles
Total area
30.9
Water area
12.24
Land area
18.66
Density per square mile of land area
Population
1,196.50
Housing units
448.9

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Pueblo, Pajonal, San Agustín, Puerto Blanco, Magueyes, Quebrada, Tosas, Cruce Dávila, Tiburón, Imbery, Trinidad, Palenque, Abra del Pimiento, Angostura, Boca, Palmas Altas, Punta Palmas, Horno, Llanadas, Garrochales, Seboruco, Barriada Catalana y Fortuna

Location of BARCELONETA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Barceloneta is a municipality in Puerto Rico and is located in the north region, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Florida, east of Arecibo and west of Manati. Barceloneta is spread over 3 wards and Barceloneta Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

Town History

Barceloneta was founded by Don Bononcio Llenza Feliú on July 1, 1881. It was one of the last municipalities created by the Spanish government in Puerto Rico. Barceloneta was named in honor of Barceloneta, a neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain where the founder was born. Both Barceloneta and Florida were originally part of Manati. Because of its location next to the Manati River, and its natural bay in Palmas Altas, Barceloneta was for a while site of an important port activity, not only in the shipment of sugar from the first Sugar Cane Mill (La Catalana, or "the Catalonian", but also as a passenger route to New York and Barcelona. Don Bonocio's son was the owner of a sail ship that made those routes. Barceloneta is also known as the Industrial City, the Pineapple City, The Indian City or/and Sixto Escobar's City [edit] Flag The flag is a rectangular adaptation of the former Coat of Arms, as are its colors, with the variation of omitting the flowers of "guajana" (sugar cane flower) and that the blazon's gold and silver are substituted by yellow and white, respectively. [edit] Coat of Arms The sugar cane flowers (guajanas) symbolize the source of life of the old agricultural economy of Barceloneta. The blue symbolizes the beaches and marine ports of great importance for industry and commerce. Its crown consists of three towers.

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Reference: Wikipedia.org / census.gov / mapquest.com