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Welcome to the town of

RINCON , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Rinconeños
Patron:
Santa Rosa de Lima

The town of RINCON in Puerto Rico was founded in 1771 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 16,155 .
The zipcode is 00677

Housing units : 6827
Area in square miles
Total area
54.41
Water area
40.12
Land area
14.28
Density per square mile of land area
Population
1,034.00
Housing units
478

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Atalaya, Barrero, Calvache, Cruces, Jaguey, Ensenada, Pueblo, Puntas y Rio Grande

Location of RINCON in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Rincón (ring-KON) is a municipality of Puerto Rico founded in 1771 by Luis de Añasco. It is located in the Western Coastal Valley, west of Añasco and Aguada. Rincón is spread over 8 wards and Rincón Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Rincón has a population of about 17,000 and is the third richest municipality only after Carolina and San Juan. It is home to many of the best surfing beaches in Puerto Rico, including Domes, Marias, Tres Palmas, Sandy Beach, Pools Beach, and Rincon Town Beach Plaza.

Town History

Flag The central white star represents the urban zone. The surrounding nine stars represent the nine wards of the municipality. The red and orange colors symbolize the vigor and the vitality of the city. The yellow represents Christianity. The green represents vegetation and the hope of the progress of the municipality. Finally, the white represents purity and the unity between the wards and the urban zone. [edit] Coat of Arms The shield consists of a green and orange Spanish blazon, with a yellow band inclined left to right. To the right and on a green background a cross, symbol of Christendom. To the left and on an orange background a Spanish ship, symbol of the discovery of Puerto Rico, in the coasts of Rincón (this is greatly disputed, as the towns of Aguada, Rincon and Anasco all claim entry-point status).

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