Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s First Settlement

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Center of Fine Arts, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Foundation: Guaynabo (gwei-NAH-bo) was founded in 1769, after its founders went through much turmoil battling to separate themselves from Bayamón because they had the approval since December 14, 1764, to found their town. Previously the city of Guaynabo was known as Buinabo. The Taíno name of Guaynabo means “Here is another fresh water place”, meaning, that the origin of Guaynabo is Indian-Antillean. Cacique Mabó ruled the Guaynabo region.

mapa guaynaboLocation: Located in the northern coast, it is bordereded by: Cataño and the San Juan Bay to the north, Aguas Buenas to the south, Bayamón to the west, and San Juan to the east.
Area: 70.2 sq km / 27.0 sq mi
Population: 100,053 (census 2000)
Population Density: 1,425.2 per sq km / 3,705.6 per sq mi
People are known as: Guaynabeños
Guaynabo is also known as:
Primer Poblado de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico’s First Settlement)
Guaynabo la Ciudad de los Conquistadores (Guaynabo City Of Conquerors)
El Pueblo del Carnaval Mabó (Town Of The Mabó Carnival)

Wards: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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Censo 2000:
Población por Barrios – Guaynabo
Habitantes
Camarones 6,311
Frailes 33,023
Guaraguao 4,145
Guaynabo Pueblo 3,056
Hato Nuevo 3,115
Mamey 3,165
Pueblo Viejo 26,109
Río 2,811
Santa Rosa 16,981
Sonadora 1,337
Total 100,053

Source: Censo 2000

Patron:
San Pedro Mártir de Verona
San Pedro Mártir de Verona Parish
PO Box 32 Guaynabo, PR 00970-0032
Tel. 787 720 2361

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Topography: To the south it contains smooth hills, the rest of its territory is characteristic of the Northern Coastal Plain.
Hydrography: The Bayamón and the Guaynabo rivers. The Guaynabo, being the greatest tributary of the Bayamón, rises in Mamey, a ward of Guaynabo.
Economy: Commerce, manufacturing (nutritional products and apparel).
Average Salary: $384.88 weekly (1998)

guaynabo bandera Flag: The flag of the municipality of Guaynabo is divided vertically in two equal parts by a crenellated line of six green battlements and five white ones. The half of the flag that is next to the hoist is green and the other half is white. On the green part appears the same cross, which except in this case is white and black, as that of the shield.
guaynabo escudoCoat Of Arms: For five years the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and the Cámara Junior de Guaynabo were detailing the design of the first drafts for the Coat Of Arms, the Flag and Official Seal of the City. In a resolution by the Municipal Assembly these symbols were approved officially July 11, 1972.

It has a green background. In its superior half there is a cross that is divided by a vertical line, another horizontal and two diagonals, with silver and black colors alternating. The inferior (lower) part of shield contains a fortress crowned with battlements. The fortress has over its door a small shield with the drawing of a purple lion rising up on its back legs. The cross is the standard of the Order of Preachers of Santo Domingo, and represents San Pedro Martyr of Verona, patron of the town. Above the shield is a crown formed by walls and towers.

Public Schools sorted by educational levels.
Bayamón Region
Guayanabo District

Name Level Telephone
Address
Elementary
MARIANO ABRIL K-6 (787) 720-7870 PO Box 29030-441, P.R. 00725-8900
LUIS MUÑOZ RIVERA I K-3 (787) 783-8920 PO Box 3429, P.R. 00963-0000
ALEJANDRO JR. CRUZ K-6 (787) 287-6080 PO Box 939, P.R. 00970-9390
BETTY ROSADO DE VEGA K-6 (787) 720-6178 PO Box 7894 BO. CAMARONES, P.R. 00970-0000
ESPERANZA LINARES 1-6 (787) 731-8188 PO Box 939, P.R. 00970-9390
HATO NUEVO 1-6 (787) 731-2202 PO Box 1899, P.R. 00965-
JOSÉ DE DIEGO K-6 (787) 720-3550 PO Box 5369, P.R. 00971-0000
JUAN ROMÁN OCASIO PK-6 (787) 783-4272 URB. SANTA ROSA 3147 SUITE 062, P.R. 00970-0000
JUANILLO FUENTES K-6 (787) 720-1055 AVE. ALEJANDRINO 3071, P.R. 00969-0000
LOS ALAMOS K-6 (787) 720-3313 PO Box 1899, P.R. 00970-0000
LUIS MUÑOZ RIVERA II 4-6 (787) 783-5290 BO. AMELIA, P.R. 00970-0000
RAMÓN MARÍN SOLÁ K-6 (787) 720-3911 URB. MUÑOZ RIVERA, P.R. 00970-0000
ROMÁN BALDORIOTY DE CASTRO K-6 (787) 720-3351 PO Box 7886 SUITE 319, P.R. 00970-7886
SANTA ROSA II K-3 (787) 287-0175 AVE ALEJANDRINO 3071, P.R. 00969-7035
SANTA ROSA III K-6 (787) 720-2718 PO Box 74, P.R. 00970-0000
SANTIAGO IGLESIAS PATÍN PK-6 (787) 783-1645 URB. SANTIAGO IGLESIAS, P.R. 00921-0000
Intermediate
MARIANO ABRIL 7-9 (787) 720-4755 HC 1 BOX 29030, P.R. 00725-0000
JUAN A MIRANDA 7-9 (787) 790-8198 PO Box 1899, P.R. 00970-0000
RAFAEL MARTÍNEZ NADAL 7-9 (787) 720-3356 PO Box 966, P.R. 00970-0966
Secundary
ROSALINA C. MARTÍNEZ 7-12 (787) 783-8385 PO Box 3311, P.R. 00963-0000
JUAN PONCE DE LEÓN PK-9 (787) 792-3550 BO. JUAN DOMINGO, P.R. 00966-0000
SU RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ K-9 (787) 287-5840 PO Box 2058, P.R. 00970-0000
High School
JOSEFINA BARCELÓ 10-12 (787) 720-6482 PO Box 3974, P.R. 00970-3974
MARGARITA JANER PALACIOS 10-12 (787) 720-2217 URB. MUÑOZ RIVERA 53 AVE ESMERALDA, P.R. 00970-0000

Hymn: By Rafael Velázquez Pericas

Guaynabo, pueblo querido,
yo no te olvido, eres mi amor…
Guaynabo, eres mi encanto,
te quiero tanto, de corazón.

Tu gente, sencilla y noble,
tus hombres son recordados
por sus hazañas,
por su lealtad…

Recuerdo a Baldorioty,
hombre valiente
y sin igual.
Luchando por los esclavos
allá en las cortes
supo ganar.

Su nombre es respetado,
alláien los campos
y en la cuidad.

Guaynabo, eres mi pueblo
lleno de ensueños
y de bondad.

Events:
Three Reyes Festival – January
Mabó Carnival – February
Mothers Tribute – May
Patron Festivities – May
Salsa National Day – June
Bellas Artes Camp – June
Bomba & Plena Festival – October
Chirstmas Lighting – November

Places To Visit:
Baldorioty de Castro Statue
Bellas Artes Center
Caribe Recreational Center
Caparra Ruins
San Patricio Plaza
Mets Pavilion

Distinguished Citizens:
Román Baldorioty de Castro (1822-1889) – Lawyer y abolicionist.
Rafael Martínez Nadal – Journalist, lawyer, politician.

 


How to get to Guaynabo from San Juan.

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