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CAROLINA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
José E. Aponte de la Torre

The town of CAROLINA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1857 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 187,578 .
The zipcode is 00986

Housing units : 71347
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The Wards (Barrios) are:

Barrazas, Cacao, Cangrejo Arriba, Canovanillas, Carruzos, Hoyo Mulas, Martín González, Sabana Abajo, San Antón, Santa Cruz y Trujillo Abajo.

Location of CAROLINA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Carolina (kah-ro-LEE-nah) is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; north of Gurabo and Juncos; east of Trujillo Alto and San Juan; and west of Canóvanas and Loíza. Carolina is spread over 12 wards and Carolina Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Carolina is a short distance from San Juan. Along with San Juan, Bayamón, Guaynabo, Cataño, Toa Baja and Trujillo Alto it is considered to be a part of the island's metropolitan area.

Town History

Don Gaspar Martínez donated the land where the municipality of Carolina was originally founded. He named the land "San Fernando de la Carolina" in honor of his daughter, Carolina. The name has since been shortened to Carolina. The city is known as "Tierra de Gigantes" (Land of Giants) not only for well-known Carolina resident Don Felipe Birriel González (who was 7'11"), but also in honor of other eminent people from Carolina such as poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente. Carolina was also the home of Jesús T. Piñero, the first Puerto Rican governor to be appointed in that position by the United States government. [edit] Flag The flag consists of three vertical bands, the laterals white and the middle red. The laterals are seeded with black ermine tails in the heraldic way as does the coat of arms. The middle band of the flag shows a red field with the sword and crown of the coat of arms. [edit] Coat of Arms The crown over the sword is the main attribute for royalty and for that reason it occupies a privileged position in the Coat of Arms. The sword is not only a symbol for military service, but also one of justice, recalling the virtues of San Fernando. The Coat of Arms has a wide edge of silver, a cultivated field of small tails of ermine shown in the conventional heraldic manner. The red symbolizes the first patriotic developments made for Puerto Rico's freedom under Spanish dominion

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