Ciales, Puerto Rico

Ciales, Puerto Rico
—  Municipality  —

Flag

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "La Ciudada de la Cojoba", "La Tierra del Café", "Pueblo de los Valerosos"
Anthem: "El cantar de tus ríos es mensaje"
Location of Ciales in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°20′10″N 66°28′08″W / 18.33611°N 66.46889°W / 18.33611; -66.46889Coordinates: 18°20′10″N 66°28′08″W / 18.33611°N 66.46889°W / 18.33611; -66.46889
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded June 24, 1820
Government
 - Mayor Hon. Luis "Rolan" Maldonado Rodríguez (PNP)
 - Senatorial dist. 3 - Arecibo
 - Representative dist. 13
Area
 - Total 66.5 sq mi (172.17 km2)
 - Land 66.4 sq mi (172 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (.17 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 19,811
 - Density 298/sq mi (115.1/km2)
Demonym Cialeños
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Zip code

Ciales (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈθjales]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico, located on the Central Mountain Range, northwest of Orocovis; south of Florida and Manatí; east of Utuado and Jayuya; and west of Morovis. Ciales is spread over eight wards and Ciales Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Ciales was founded on June 24, 1820 by Isidro Rodríguez.

Flag

The flag is divided into seven unequal stripes described in sequence: yellow, red, yellow, purple, yellow, red, and yellow.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms consists of a gold shield with a lion standing on its rear legs and silverplated nails grasping a silver coiled parchment between its front claws. The lion also shows a red tongue. Above the lion in the superior part of the shield are located three heraldic roses arranged horizontally with red petals and green leaves. A golden crown of three towers rests on the shield. The three towers are united by walls, simulating masonry blocks. The shield is surrounded by a crown of coffee tree branches with their berries, all in natural colors.

Demographics

Barrios (Districts/Wards)

  • Ciales Pueblo
  • Cialitos
  • Cordillera
  • Frontón
  • Guavas
  • Hato Viejo
  • Jaguas
  • Pesas
  • Pozas
  • Toro Negro[1]

Geo/Topography

  • Toro Negro Forest Reserve
  • Rivers are: Río Cialitos, Río Grande de Manatí, Río Toro Negro, and Río Yunes.
Zip Code 00638

Economy

Agriculture

Agriculture; coffee & cattle

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Hacienda Negrón
  • Las Archillas Cavern
  • Las Golondrinas Cavern
  • Parada Choferil
  • Toro Negro Forest Reserve
  • Yuyú cueva
  • El choro de Doña Juana

Festivals and events

Cantata Corretjer - March 19

Agua Dulce Festival - August

Frontón Festival - July

San Elías Festival - July

Matron Festivities - October

Sports

Ciales is the home town of Juan "Pachín" Vicens - Puerto Rico's undisputed national basketball star, named Best Player in the World at the 1959 World Basketball Championship, Santiago de Chile (a.k.a., Juan "Pachín" Vicens, "Astro del Balón", "El Jeep"; younger brother of Puerto Rico's National Poet, Nimia Vicens, who also hailed from Ciales). Their middle brother, Enrique "Coco" Vicens, a former Puerto Rico Senator, was a track and field athlete in his own right.

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