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Welcome to the town of

TOA ALTA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Toalteños
Patron:
San Fernando

The town of TOA ALTA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1815 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 77,599 .
The zipcode is 00954

Housing units : 21075
Area in square miles
Total area
27.57
Water area
0.2
Land area
27.37
Density per square mile of land area
Population
2,336.00
Housing units
770.1

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Contorno, Galateo, Mucarabones, Ortiz, Piñas, Quebrada Arenas, Quebrada Cruz y Río Lajas.

Location of TOA ALTA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Toa Alta (TO-ah AHL-tah) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast of the island, north of Naranjito; south of Dorado and Toa Baja; east of Vega Alta and Corozal; and west of Bayamón. Toa Alta is spread over 8 wards and Toa Alta Pueblo

Town History

Toa Alta located west of the capital city of San Juan, the town was founded in 1751 making it one of the oldest towns on the Island. The construction of the San Fernando Rey church in the town square began in 1752. The name Toa Alta comes from the Taino word for valley, "Thoa". Over the years, agriculture became an important economic force in the area. At the peak of the agricultural economy, the town was also known as the "Granja de los Reyes Católicos" (the Farm of the Catholic Kings). The town is also called "Ciudad del Josco". The town is commonly known by its nickname "La Cuna de los Poetas," or "Cradle of Poets," due to the numerous Spanish-language poets who were born there, such as Abelardo Diaz Alfaro and the musician Tomás "Masso" Rivera. [edit] Flag Horizontally divided in three, the bottom and top red stripes double the size of the center yellow stripe. In the upper left corner a yellow eight point star. [edit] Coat of Arms The shield in gold, a red board with a silver sword topped with a gold crown of the same metal, to each side two small shields in red, the right-hand one with a tower in gold and the left-hand one with a gold eight point star, a three tower crown lined in black with red openings. Motto: Non Deserit Alta.

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