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People are know as
San Rafael Arcángel

The town of QUEBRADILLAS in Puerto Rico was founded in 1823 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 27,612 .
The zipcode is 00678

Housing units : 9095
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Cacao, Charcas, Cocos, Guajataca, San Antonio, San José y Terranova

Location of QUEBRADILLAS in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Quebradillas (ke-brah-DEE-yahs) is a municipality of the island of Puerto Rico, located in the north-western shore bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of San Sebastián; east of Isabela; and west of Camuy. Quebradillas is spread over 18 wards and Ponce Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Quebradillas is called "La Guarida del Pirata" (The Pirate's Hideout) in the old days before Quebradillas was a town this place was known to be a hideout for Pirates. A well known beach in the area, Puerto Hermina, is home to an old structure known to have been a hiding place for pirate's and their contraband.

Town History

The town was founded in 1823 by Don Felipe Ruiz. This town derives its name from the large amount of streams flowing through it. The name literally means "small streams".[citation needed] [edit] Flag It has two red quarters. The red stands for struggle, effort and sacrifice. The other two quarters have each five (5) green and white stripes, similar to those that appear in the shield.[citation needed] [edit] Coat of Arms The three waved stripes represent the quebradillas, over the green background of the vegetation. The fish and the walking stick (distinctive of the traveler), are insignias of San Rafael Arcángel, by allusion from the episodes narrated in the book of Tobías in the Old Testament

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