Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico


Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

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map_caption =Location of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico.
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longEW=W| official_name = Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico | nickname = La Ciudad de las Aguas Claras", "Los Mulos", "El Oasis de Puerto Rico", "Los Ñocos


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established_date = May 25, 1838|established_title=Founded| leader_title = Mayor | leader_title=Mayor
leader_name = Hon. Luis Arroyo Chiques
political party = Partido Popular Democrático
leader_party = PPD
leader_title1=Senatorial dist.
leader_name1= 7 - Humacao
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footnotes = Anthem - "Aguas claras" |

Aguas Buenas is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Cidra and Caguas; south of Bayamón, Guaynabo and San Juan; east of Comerio; and west of Caguas. Aguas Buenas is spread over 9 wards and Aguas Buenas pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

History

Aguas Buenas was originally a sector of Caguas known as "Aguabuena". In 1798, a group of residents started establishing their houses near some of the rivers in the area and started calling the sector "Aguas Claras".

The quantity of residents incremented with time and in July 25, 1832, they organized a meeting and commissioned Francisco de Salas Torres and Ramón Díaz to do the necessary arrangements for the region to be declared a municipality. A resident, Julian López, offered part of his estate to be used for the construction of a town square, a church, the city hall, and the priest house.

The town was officially founded in May 25, 1838 and the name was changed to "Aguas Buenas". Francisco de Salas Torres was declared the first mayor. Initially, the economy of the town relied on coffee plantations and commerce.

At the end of the 19th century, the town's population was close to 7,000.

ymbols

Flag

A blue triangle with the base at the hoist has a solitary white star, like the national banner. Two additional triangles appear in yellow and green colors.

Coat of Arms

The shield shows us the Virgin of Monserrate at the top right side, a Taino Indian at the top left side, a symbol of the original inhabitants of this region. At the bottom right side it has a cornucopia containing the native fruit of Aguas Buenas. In the left bottom side, there are four maracas and güicharo, typical instruments of the "jibaros" of Aguas Buenas and Puerto Rico. The crown consists of three towers.

Demographics

Barrios (Districts/Wards) [http://welcome.topuertorico.org/maps/aguasbuenas.pdf]

Topography

The terrain is moderately mountainous located in the Cayey mountain range ("Sierra de Cayey"), part of the Cordillera Central in Puerto Rico. The highest peaks are La Peña, Santa Bárbara, La Tisa, and La Marquesa.

Anthem

By Ramón Cintrón

Aguas claras
Alma limpia del Coquí,
Orgullosos hijos tuyos,
Por haber nacido aquí.
Indio noble que en cueva
nuestro pueblo verde vió.

La Cruz de España en tus venas,
rítmico grito africano
nuestra estirpe delineó.

Tus femeninas montañas,
plenas de café en flor,
cristalinas aguas bañan,
como concierto de amor.

Cabeza de cordillera,
rostro de nuestro país,
el cuatro, triple le cantan,
tierra fértil de abundancia,
de frutos puros de aquí.

Gente clara, gente buena
son tu corazón le aman,
viva Aguas Buenas
¡Aguas Buenas para mí!

Economic

Agriculture

Home of one of the biggest egg producers of the island, Del Campo. With over 180,000 laying hens putting out a daily production of 144,000 eggs makes for the largest egg production on the Island.

Business

Ladies apparel.

Industrial

Construction materials.

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

*Aguas Buenas Caves
*Casa de Campo
*Monte El Palito
*Monte La Tiza

Festivals and events

*Festival de Salsa, Bomba y Plena - Late summer
*Agricultural Fest - May
*Carnaval - March
*Festival Folklórico de Campo y Pueblo - January
*Fiestas Patronales - September 8

Transportation

Education

There are around 14 public schools in Aguas Buenas. These are divided as follows:

Elementary Schools

* Dr. Gustavo Muñoz Díaz
* Ezequiel Ramos La Santa
* Jagüeyes Abajo
* José R. González
* Luis Santaella
* Luis T. Baliñas
* Mulitas Alvelo
* Ramón Luis Rivera/Juan Asencio
* Santa Clara
* Academia San Alfonso

Junior High Schools

* Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos
* Luis Muñoz Marín
* Su Bayamoncito
* Su Carmen D. Ortiz Ortiz (Also known as: Su Sumidero)

High Schools

* Josefa Pastrana

ports

Like most of the districts in Puerto Rico, basketball and baseball are famous among the Aguas Buenas area. Like any state, rivals are fierce with the support of their one and only high school, who in "2007 was 7-3" and are currently "three time all state national champs."--NRHS

Notable "Aguasbonenses"

*Francisco and Ramon Diaz - Founder of Aguas Buenas
*Gustavo Muñoz Díaz - Dramatist
*Jacobo Córdova Chirino (1901-1955) - Journalist & Humorist
*José Arsenio Torres - Professor
*Luis Rechani Agrait (1902-1997) - Dramatist
*Pio Rechani - Journalist
*Rafael Nicolau - Journalist
*Josefa Pastrana Lopez (1899-1958) - Professor
*Joyce Guiraud - Miss Puerto Rico Universe 1998
*William Velázquez Escribano - Professor
*Gustavo Múñoz Díaz - Doctor
*Victor Coll y Cuchi - Politic
*Luis Cordova Chirino - Politic
*Ramon Luis Rivera - Politic
*Joseph Fonseca - Singer
*Isaias Díaz - Dramatist
*Pablo D. Quiñones - Supermarket Heir

References

LCDO. CEFERINO FLORESJuana Mojica Civic LeaderMon Caneja Merchant

External links

* [http://www.topuertorico.org/city/aguasb.shtml Welcome to Puerto Rico Aguas Buenas]
* [http://www.puertohost.com/maps/aguas-buenas-map.php Map of Aguas Buenas Puerto Rico]
* [http://www.aguasbuenasonline.com Aguas Buenas Online]


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