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Welcome to the town of

RIO GRANDE , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Riograndeños
Patron:
Nuestra Señora del Carmen

The town of RIO GRANDE in Puerto Rico was founded in 1840 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 55,894 .
The zipcode is 00745

Housing units : 19928
Area in square miles
Total area
89.62
Water area
28.89
Land area
60.73
Density per square mile of land area
Population
862.3
Housing units
328.2

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Ciénaga Baja, Guzmán Abajo, Guzmán Arriba, Herreras, El Verde, Jiménez, Mameyes II, Zarzal y Cienega Alta.

Location of RIO GRANDE in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Río Grande (REE-o GRAHN-de) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Northern Coastal Valley, North of Las Piedras, Naguabo and Ceiba; east of Loíza and Canóvanas and west of Luquillo. Río Grande is spread over 8 wards and Río Grande Pueblo

Town History

Rio Grande was founded by Desiderio Escobar and Quillimaco in Río Grande was founded in July 25, 1840 by Deriderio Brothers and Quilimaco Escobar. with the approbation of governor Miguel López. The town is named after a regional river that annexes with a local river called the Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit), The name of the regional river, is "Rio Grande de Loíza". [edit] Flag The Río Grande flag consists of two horizontal stripes of equal size united by a white triangle placed on the side of the mast. On the white triangle a Puerto Rican parrot. [edit] Coat of Arms In a silver field, two Puerto Rican parrots(Amazon vitatta vitatta) , accompanied by a waving blue stripe, a green mountain with three peaks. The top portion of the shield is blue, with an opened silver book, accompanied on each side by five gold coins. Topped by a three tower gold crown outlined in black with green openings.

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