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PEÑUELAS , Puerto Rico
People are know as
San José

The town of PEÑUELAS in Puerto Rico was founded in 1793 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 29,045 .
The zipcode is 00624

Housing units : 8735
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Barreal, Coto, Cuevas, Encarnación, Jaguas, Macaná, Quebrada Ceiba, Rucio, Santo Domingo, Tallaboa Alta, Tallaboa Poniente y Tallaboa Saliente.

Location of PEÑUELAS in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Peñuelas (PAIN-wai-lahs) is a town in Puerto Rico located in the southern coast of the island, south of Adjuntas, east of Guayanilla, west of Ponce and north of the Caribbean Sea. Peñuelas is spread over 12 wards and Peñuelas Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Peñuelas is known as "La Capital del Güiro" (The Güiro Capital) and "El Valle de los Flamboyanes" (The Valley of the Flamboyant Trees). Penuelas has about 20,000 inhabitants

Town History

Peñuelas was founded in 1793 by Diego de Alvarado. [edit] Flag It has a rectangular bottom in canary yellow and stands for the sun, symbol of the physical life. In the center it has a purple or violet cross: symbol of Christianity and its ecclesiastical order; it represents the spiritual life. The cross purple extends to all the points of the yellow rectangle. [edit] Coat of Arms The adornment above the shield, a stone wall, represents the perpetuity. The cross represents Santo Cristo de la Salud that stopped the sea that flooded Peñuelas. The purple arm represents the priesthood and the town of Peñuelas. The canary yellow represents the sun. The blue and white symbolize the choppy sea and the regal ensign represents the faith in Christianity, "In God We Trust

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