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Isla de Jueyes

Isla de Jueyes
Isla de Jueyes, taken looking SE from the Observation Tower at La Guancha, in Barrio Playa, Ponce, PR
Isla de Jueyes is located in Puerto Rico
Isla de Jueyes
Isla de Jueyes (Puerto Rico)
Geography
Location Ponce, Puerto Rico
Coordinates
Area 0.01 km2 (0.0039 sq mi)
Country
United States
Commonwealth  Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce
Demographics
Population 0
Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Isla de Jueyes are a group of three small uninhabited islands off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. Together with Caja de Muertos, Gatas, Morrillito, Ratones, Cardona, and Isla del Frio, Isla de Jueyes is one of seven islands ascribed to the municipality of Ponce.[1][2][3][4] At an area of just 2.89 cuerdas, they are also the smallest of these seven islands. The islands are considered part of barrio Vayas.[5]

Location

The islands, sometimes considered cays (or, keys), or islets,[6] because of their size, are located 0.2 km south of the Puerto Rican mainland and is closest to Barrio Vayas[7][8] ward of the Ponce, Puerto Rico, municipality.

They are oriented in a southwest-to-northeast axis and are separated from each other by approximately 40m (120 feet).[9] The northernmost, and the one closest to the Puerto Rico mainland shore, sits at a distance of approximately 200 meters (600 feet), of 0.2 km, southwest from the mainland Puerto Rican shore in the area of Caleta de Cabullones (Cabullon Point), with the furthestmost extending 0.7 km from the mainland.[10][11][12] The closest populated point on the mainland is Hacienda Villa Esperanza, also known as Quinta Esperanza, located in barrio Vayas. The islands have an area of just 0.005 km² (2.89 cuerdas)[13] (one cuerda equals 0.97 acres[14]).

Their coordinates are: latitude 17.9592° and longitude -66.5897° (latitude 17°57'33"N and longitude 66°35'23"W).[15][16]

Geography and climate

The islands vary in size from 40x40m, the smallest, to 60x80m, the largest, and are located 200 meters off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico.[17] The climate is dry and the island supports dry forest. They consists mostly of brush.[18] Though not officially a nature reserve, the island is administered by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Its length is 0.5 kilometers northeast and southwest.[19]

References

  1. ^ Geographic Names Information System.: U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  2. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Brevario Sobre la Historia de Ponce. Second Edition. Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. 2002. Page 9. Printed by Impress Quality Printing, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
  3. ^ CityMelt. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  4. ^ Map of Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico. United States Geological Survey. Home Town Locator. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  5. ^ Puerto Rico 2000: Population and Housing Unit Counts. U.S. Census Bureau. Publication Number PHC-3-53. Published November 2003. Page F-17. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  6. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 593. Fourth Edition: 1922. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  7. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  8. ^ US Census. 1930 Federal Census Team Transcription. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  9. ^ Maptest. Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  10. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 593. Fourth Edition: 1922. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  11. ^ GNIS.USGS Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  12. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 592. Fourth Edition: 1922. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  13. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes. Brevario Sobre la Historia de Ponce. Second Edition. Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. 2002. Page 9. Printed by Impress Quality Printing, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
  14. ^ UnitConversion.org Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  15. ^ Geographic Names Information System. USGS. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  16. ^ Isla de Jueyes. Puerto Rico Home Town Locator. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  17. ^ Booklet Chart: Isla Petrona to Isla Caja de Muertos. 25685 - NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  18. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 592. Fourth Edition: 1922. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  19. ^ West Indies Pilot, Volume 1. United States Hydrographic Office. Page 592. Fourth Edition: 1922.Retrieved 10 June 2011.

External links

  • Isla de Jueyes at Panoramio
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