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MOCA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Virgen de la Monserrate

The town of MOCA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1772 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 43,664 .
The zipcode is 00676

Housing units : 14253
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Aceitunas, Capá, Cerro Gordo, Cruz, Cuchillas, Marías, Naranjo, Plata, Pueblo Rocha y Voladoras.

Location of MOCA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Moca (MO-kah) is a northwest municipality of Puerto Rico located in the western region of the island, south of Añasco; southeast of Aguadilla; east of Aguada; and west of Isabela and San Sebastián. Moca is spread over 10 wards and Moca Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). The name of Moca comes from the tree Andira Ínermis whose beautiful pink/purple flowers expose their presence, which are very common in this region. The Moca tree was officially adopted as the representative tree of the town on February 19, 1972. Moca is famous for its "mundillo" lace. Mundillo is the Puerto Rican name for handmade bobbin lace. It is almost synonymous with the small town of Moca

Town History

Moca known as "La Capital del Mundillo" (The capital of lace) it was founded by Don José de Quiñónez on April 7, 1772. Diverse versions exist on the date of its foundation. Manuel de Ubeda and Delgado, in his "Isla de Puerto Rico. "Estudio histórico, geográfico y estadístico", published in San Juan in 1878, says to us that it was founded on 1774. On the other hand, Cayetano Coll y Toste, in the "Boletín histórico de Puerto Rico", maintains that it was founded on April 7, 1772. On August 14, 1898, The United States Armed Forces entered and took the town of Moca finding no resistance. On August 8, 1898, after the Spanish-American War officially ended, Puerto Rico became a United States territory as an outcome of the Treaty of Paris of 1898. [edit] Flag The rectangular flag consists of a purple equilateral triangular field, the color of the Moca tree flower. In this field appear five point stars, silver-plated, surrounding a greater gold star, also with five points. [edit] Coat of Arms It has oblong form. Divided in a silver-plated field and blue sky united by a purple rhombus (diamond shape), the color of the Moca flower. The rhombus has within religious symbolisms. The rhombus is surrounded, in its inferior part, by two branches of the Moca tree; in its superior part, an arc of eleven silver-plated five-point stars. Within the rhombus is a gold monogram (of the Virgin Mary) topped by a Christian crown of the same metal. A silver-lined crown in form of a three-tower castle crowns the shield. On the frontal portion of the crown, carved in gold, the word Moca. The stones of the castle are lined in blue. The doors and windows are purple.

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