to the town of
FLORIDA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Florideños or Floridianos
Nuestra Señora de la Merced
The town of FLORIDA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1971
Housing units : 4387
Estimated population as of 2006 is 15,203
The zipcode is 00650
|Area in square miles
|Density per square mile of land area
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
Florida, Puerto Rico Nickname: "Pueblo de la Piña Cayenalisa", "La Tierra del Río Encantado", "Tierra de los Mogotes"
Location of Florida, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico
Mayor Hon. Aaron Pargas Ojeda
Political party PNP
Senatorial district 3 - Arecibo
Representative district 13
Total 26 km²
Land ? km²
Water ? km²
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).
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.
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.
 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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