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Welcome to the town of

TOA BAJA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Toabajeños
Patron:
San Pedro Apóstol

The town of TOA BAJA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1745 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 95,000 .
The zipcode is 00951

Housing units : 33473
Area in square miles
Total area
41.7
Water area
18.54
Land area
23.16
Density per square mile of land area
Population
4,062.00
Housing units
1,445.20

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Candelaria , Media Luna, Palo Seco, Sabana Seca, Toa Baja Pueblo

Location of TOA BAJA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Toa Baja (TO-ah BAH-hah) is a municipality of the United States Commonwealth of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast, north of Toa Alta and Bayamón; east of Dorado; and west of Cataño. Toa Baja is spread over 5 wards and Gurabo Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Toa Baja considered to be a part of the Metropolitan Area. It shares its metropolitan area status with San Juan, Bayamón,Guaynabo, Cataño, Carolina and Trujillo Alto. Toa Baja is located fifteen minutes by car from San Juan and one hour from Ponce.

Town History

Called La Ciudad Bajo Aguas, Toa Baja was founded in 1745. [edit] Flag According to a publication of the Municipality of Toa Baja, the official flag of this Municipality consist of two (2) vertical bands: the left side is green and the right side is yellow. The green band have two (2) keys one in yellow and the other in white color. The green band represent the mountains and the yellow band represent the "Valley of Toa", also symbolize the rays of the sun. The keys simbolises the Saint or "Patron" of the City: San Pedro el Apostol). [edit] Coat of Arms The waving stripe represents the Toa River, one of the first mentioned in the history of Puerto Rico, and in whose shores Juan Ponce de Leon tried to settle the first population of Puerto Rico. The keys, crossed in vane, symbolize Saint Peter, patron saint of the town. In similar form they appear in the altar of the Parochial Church San Pedro Apostle, of Toa Baja. The F and the J, represent Don Fernando II of Aragón and V of Castile, and his daughter, Doña Juana, sovereign of Castile and Leon. The handfuls of yucca refer to one of the main crop of this area, and constitute a symbol of the Indians who cultivated it, and whose main food was cassava or bread of yucca. The sugar cane stems refer to the cultivation and industry, that represented the main source of wealth of Toa Baja; the wealth is represented by gold of the field of the shield.

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