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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

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Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Flag of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Nickname(s): "Tierra de Campeones", "La Ciudad de los Potros"
Anthem: "En un pedazo del sur estás presente"
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Location of Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded October 5, 1842
 • Mayor Enrique "Quique" Questell Alvarado (PNP)
 • Senatorial dist. 6 - Guayama
 • Representative dist. 30 
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,274
Demonym(s) Santaisabelinos
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code 00757

Santa Isabel (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the southern coast, south of Coamo; east of Juana Díaz; and west of Salinas. Santa Isabel is spread over 7 wards and Santa Isabel Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is the principal city of the Santa Isabel Micropolitan Statistical Area and is part of the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.

Santa Isabel is known as "La Ciudad de los Potros" ("The City of the Colts").


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Cityscape 3
    • Barrios 3.1
  • Tourism 4
    • Landmarks and places of interest 4.1
  • Economy 5
    • Agriculture 5.1
    • Industry 5.2
  • Culture 6
    • Festivals and events 6.1
  • Government 7
  • Symbols 8
    • Flag 8.1
    • Coat of Arms 8.2
  • Notable "Santaisabelinos" 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


Santa Isabel was founded on October 5, 1842 by Antonio Vélez.




  • Culo prieto
  • Boca Velázquez
  • Descalabrado
  • Felicia 1
  • Felicia 2
  • Jauca 1
  • Jauca 2
  • Ollas
  • Paso Seco
  • Peñuelas
  • Playa
  • Playita Cortada
  • Useras
  • Santa Isabel Pueblo



Landmarks and places of interest

  • El Malecón (boardwalk)
  • Indian Museum
  • Jauca Beach
  • Hacienda Alomar Ruins



The surrounding areas produces fruits and vegetables.


clothing, Aerospace electrical and electronic , metal products and nutritional products.


Festivals and events

  • Mango Festival - May
  • Crab Carnival - June
  • Patron Celebrations - July
  • Cemí Carnival - October
  • Turkey Festival - November


All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years. Enrique "Quique" Questell (of the New Progressive Party) was elected at the 2004 general election.

The city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VI, which is represented by two Senators. In 2012, Miguel Pereira Castillo and Angel M. Rodríguez were elected as District Senators.[2]



The flag is divided horizontally in three stripes of same the width: white the superior one, yellow the central one and red the inferior one, may be ornamented with sugar cane stems or without them.

Alternate flag of Santa Isabel with sugar cane stem ornamentation

Coat of Arms

The crowned It stands for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary (Isabel in Spanish). The shells are a symbol for St. James the patron saint of the town, as well as for the many shells found near the town.

Notable "Santaisabelinos"

  • Adolfo L. Monserrate Anselmi - former member Puerto Rico House of Representatives
  • Brian Agosto Vega - BOSS, trill OG
  • Carmelo Colón Rivera - Educator, Spanish Language Doctor, Poet.
  • Hiram Vega Cruz - Educator and composer
  • Denny Agosto Vega - musician , drummer , band member (Polyesnso)
  • César Miranda Rodríguez
  • Benito Santiago - Baseball player; won unanimously the 1986 the National League's Rookie of the Year Award (San Diego Padres).
  • Elvira Colón - Educator
  • Carlos Muñoz - Elvira M Colon Student, the first of Santa Isabel to win on Premios El Nuevo Dia Educador
  • Melwin Cedeño - actor, comedian, merengue musician, and singer.
  • Carlos Colón, Sr. - professional wrestler known as "El Acróbata de Puerto Rico".
  • Mario Ortiz - accomplished trumpet player, arranger and band leader of the 60's.
  • Elvis Torres Serrant - Musical Director Limite 21 - released their first album in 1990 breaking new grounds in the genere of merengue.
  • Luigi Texidor - singer - La Sonora Poncena, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican All Stars and Fania All Stars.
  • Pedro María Descartes - legislator, mayor and leader of the autonomist movement during the 18th century.
  • Melvin Rivera Velázquez - journalist, historian and head of Global Bible Publishing of the United Bible Societies. Editor of the Santa Isabel history blog
  • Carlos Correa - Baseball player; 1st Overall Pick in 2012 MLB Draft, Shortstop for the Houston Astros.
  • Carlos Irrizarry - painte

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Elecciones Generales 2012: Escrutinio General on CEEPUR

External links

  • Crest of the City
  • Evaluation of Groundwater Quality and Selected Hydrologic Conditions in the South Coast Aquifer, Santa Isabel Area, Puerto Rico, 2008-09 United States Geological Survey

¡Historia viva de Santa Isabel!]

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