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Welcome to the town of

SALINAS , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Salinences
Patron:
Nuestra Señora de la Monserrate

The town of SALINAS in Puerto Rico was founded in 1841 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 31,985 .
The zipcode is 00751

Housing units : 11876
Area in square miles
Total area
114.14
Water area
44.93
Land area
69.21
Density per square mile of land area
Population
449.5
Housing units
171.6

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Aguirre, Coquí, Lapa, Palmas, Quebrada Yeguas, El Coco,Río Jueyes y San Felipe.

Location of SALINAS in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Salinas (sah-LEE-nahs) is a small municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico located in the southern coast of the island, south of Aibonito and Cayey; southeast of Coamo, east of Santa Isabel; and west of Guayama. Salinas is spread over 7 wards and Salinas Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It has long been a fishing spot for Puerto Ricans, known for its beaches,fish variety and the birthplace of the famous "mojito isleño". Although Salinas doesn't have any commercial airports, there is a military air base there. In addition, there is a military youth camp there, Camp Santiago, which is visited every year by many groups of Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA (see also: Scouting in Puerto Rico) and other children's groups.

Town History

Salinas was founded in 1841 by Agustín Colón Pacheco. [edit] Flag On a green rectangular field, five white isosceles triangles equal in size, placed in the center of the flag and forming a row that covers the extent of the background. [edit] Coat of Arms The shield uses the traditional colors of the town; green and silver. The salt knolls indicate in graphical form the name of the town: Salinas. The fish refer to the fishing. The sugar cane leaves that surround the shield, symbolize the sugar cane plantations.

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