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Welcome to the town of

FLORIDA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Florideños or Floridianos
Patron:
Nuestra Señora de la Merced

The town of FLORIDA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1971 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 15,203 .
The zipcode is 00650

Housing units : 4387
Area in square miles
Total area
15.2
Water area
0
Land area
15.19
Density per square mile of land area
Population
813.9
Housing units
288.7

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Aguacate Terol, Las Vázquez,San Agustín, Ceiba, Pueblo Viejo, Los Guanos, Pajonal, Fogones, Parcelas Selgas, Parcelas Arroyo y Comisión

Location of FLORIDA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Florida, Puerto Rico Nickname: "Pueblo de la Piña Cayenalisa", "La Tierra del Río Encantado", "Tierra de los Mogotes" Gentilic: "Florideños" Location Location of Florida, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded 1971 Mayor Hon. Aaron Pargas Ojeda Political party PNP Senatorial district 3 - Arecibo Representative district 13 Geographical characteristics Area Total 26 km² Land ? km² Water ? km² Population Total (2000) 12,367 Density 475.6 persons/km² Time zone AST (UTC-4) Anthem – "Florida jardín hermoso" Florida (flo'?ida) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located north of Utuado and Ciales, south of Barceloneta, east of Arecibo, and west of Manatí. Florida is spread over 1 ward and Florida Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

Town History

Florida, founded in 1971, it was the last municipality founded in Puerto Rico. Florida is known as "La Tierra del Río Encantado" (The Land of the Enchanted River). Originally known as "Florida Afuera" and belonging to Barceloneta (another municipality), this town derives its present name from the abundant flowers and natural resources. [edit] Flag It consists of three horizontal stripes, with the following colors and widths: green the superior and white the inferior, with five modules of width each one, the center one red, with a width of one module. [edit] Coat of Arms Field of silver, in an abyss, a gules (red) anchored cross, between two branches of bloomed poinsettias (Poinsettia Pulcherrima). The Almeneda Campaign in green with a stripe forming waves, sabered, outlined in silver. At the top, a three tower gold crown. The shield can be surrounded, to its flanks and bottom by two crossed coffee tree branches with fruits, in a natural way

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