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Encyclopedia > Carolina, Puerto Rico
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Seal
Nickname: "Ciudad de Gigantes"
Gentilic: "Carolinenses"
Location

Location of Carolina, Puerto Rico
Location of Carolina, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Image File history File links Carolina_seal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Puerto_Rico_highlighting_Carolina. ...

Coordinates 18°22′48″N 65°37′36″W / 18.38, -65.62667Coordinates: 18°22′48″N 65°37′36″W / 18.38, -65.62667
Government
Founded
Mayor José Aponte, Jr.
Political party PPD
Senatorial district 8 - Carolina
Representative district 38, 39, 40
Geographical characteristics
Area
Total 156.29 km²
Land 117.4 km²
Water 38.89 km²
Population
Total (2000) 186,076
Density 1,585.0 persons/km²
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Official website: None
Statue of Roberto Clemente located at entrance of Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente
Statue of Roberto Clemente located at entrance of Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente

Carolina (kah-ro-LEE-nah) is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; north of Gurabo and Juncos; east of Trujillo Alto and San Juan; and west of Canóvanas and Loíza. Carolina is spread over 12 wards and Carolina Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Political parties in Puerto Rico lists political parties in Puerto Rico. ... The Popular Democratic Party of Puerto Rico —or Partido Popular Democrático de Puerto Rico (PPD) in Spanish— is a political party that stands for Puerto Rico to be a free associated state of the United States, which is also known as a commonwealth status. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Image File history File links Roberto_Clemente_statue. ... Image File history File links Roberto_Clemente_statue. ... There are several geographical locations named Carolina: Carolina, North America = Between 1663 and 1729 Carolina was the united and singular North American British colony of the Province of Carolina. ... Gurabo is a small town in Puerto Rico. ... Juncos is a municipality of Puerto Rico. ... Trujillo Alto is a municipality of Puerto Rico that was founded in 1801. ... Nickname: Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico Coordinates: Country United States Territory Puerto Rico Founded 1508/1521 Area  - City 76. ... Image:Canóvanas seal. ... Loíza is a small town in the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, near Canóvanas, Carolina and San Juan. ...


Carolina is a short distance from San Juan. Along with San Juan, Bayamón, Guaynabo, Cataño, Toa Baja and Trujillo Alto it is considered to be a part of the island's metropolitan area. Bayamón (not to be confused with Bayamo, Cuba) is a city in northern Puerto Rico. ... Guaynabo (pronounced as IPA: ; also known as Guaynabo City or GC) is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan. ... Flag Seal Nickname: El Pueblo Que Se Negó a Morir, La Antesala de la Capital, El Pueblo Olvidado Gentilic: Catañeses Location Location of Cataño, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded July 1, 1927 Mayor Wilson Soto Political party PNP Senatorial district 2 - Bayamón Representative district 9... Toa Baja is a municipality of Puerto Rico. ... Trujillo Alto is a municipality of Puerto Rico that was founded in 1801. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Carolina is home to many large housing projects. Public housing describes a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ...

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History

Don Gaspar Martínez donated the land where the municipality of Carolina was originally founded. He named the land "San Fernando de la Carolina" in honor of his daughter, Carolina. The name has since been shortened to Carolina.


The city is known as "Tierra de Gigantes" (Land of Giants) not only for well-known Carolina resident Don Felipe Birriel González (who was 7'11"), but also in honor of other eminent people from Carolina such as poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente. Carolina was also the home of Jesús T. Piñero, the first Puerto Rican governor to be appointed in that position by the United States government. Felipe Birriel, also known as El Gigante de Carolina (The Giant of Carolina) (August 16, 1916-March 15, 1994), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is considered to have been the tallest Puerto Rican persona, measuring 711 (2,413 meters). ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico has been considered by many as the greatest poet to have been born in Puerto Rico. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Order: 1st Puerto Rican to be appointed governor by the government of the United States Term of Office: 1946–1949 Predecessor: Rexford Guy Tugwell Successor: Luis Muñoz Marín (1949) Date of Birth: April 6, 1897 Date of Death: November 16, 1952 Place of Birth: Carolina, Puerto Rico Profession... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ...


Flag

The flag consists of three vertical bands, the laterals white and the middle red. The laterals are seeded with black ermine tails in the heraldic way as does the coat of arms. The middle band of the flag shows a red field with the sword and crown of the coat of arms.


Coat of Arms

The crown over the sword is the main attribute for royalty and for that reason it occupies a privileged position in the Coat of Arms. The sword is not only a symbol for military service, but also one of justice, recalling the virtues of San Fernando. The Coat of Arms has a wide edge of silver, a cultivated field of small tails of ermine shown in the conventional heraldic manner. The red symbolizes the first patriotic developments made for Puerto Rico's freedom under Spanish dominion.


Demographics

Barrios (Districts/Wards)

  • Barrazas
  • Cacao
  • Cangrejo Arriba
  • Canovanillas
  • Carolina Pueblo
  • Carruzos
  • Cedro
  • Hoyo Mulas
  • Martín González
  • Sabana Abajo
  • San Antón
  • Santa Cruz
  • Trujillo Abajo

Geo/Topography

  • Rivers: Canovanillas , Rio Grande de Loiza
  • Lagoons La Torrecilla , Pinones

Economic

Carolina is the home of Plaza Carolina, one of Puerto Rico's largest shopping malls. Azrieli shopping mall in Tel Aviv is the citys largest shopping center A shopping mall (or simply mall), shopping center, or shopping arcade is a building or set of buildings that contain stores, with interconnecting walkways enabling visitors to easily walk from store to store. ...


Industrial

Manufacture (pharmaceutical, medical equipment and chemical) and commerce.


Tourism

Carolina, led bwtween 1984 and 2006 by mayor José Aponte, is one of Puerto Rico's most important touristic centers. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, while incorrectly thought to be in San Juan, is actually located in an area, Isla Verde, that is geographically a part of Carolina. Also located in Carolina are a large group of hotels, which sit by Carolina's large beach area. José Ernesto Aponte de la Torre (December 5, 1941 - May 5, 2007) was a Puerto Rican politician and mayor of Carolina for 22 years. ... SJU redirects here. ...


There are several well known hotels on the coast of Carolina, including the El San Juan Resort and Casino, and the Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa, and Casino. Ritz-Carlton is brand of luxury hotel and resort with 63 properties that are located in major cities and exclusive resort destinations of 21 countries worldwide. ...


Landmarks and places of interest

  • Buena Vista Ruins
  • Carolina Beach
  • Grande de Loíza River
  • Isla Verde Club Gallístico
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
  • Jesús T. Piñero Monument
  • Julia de Burgos Park
  • Piñones Beach
  • Roberto Clemente Ciudad Deportiva

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Festivals and events

  • Ladies Crafts Fair - April
  • San Fernando Patron Celebrations - May
  • Crafts Fair - July
  • Roberto Clemente Week - August

Sports

In recent years, Carolina has seen the building of the Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente or Roberto Clemente Sports City, a sports and recreation facility that aims to become a youth sports school, and the Roberto Clemente Stadium, host to many entertainment events and to the 2003 and 2007 Caribbean World Series. It has also played host to the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, where the BSN's Gigantes de Carolina play, as well as the Gigantes of Puerto Rican women's professional basketball, the Gigantes of men's professional volleyball, and the Gigantes of women's professional volleyball. Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Roberto Clemente Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Carolina, Puerto Rico. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Caribbean World Series logo The Caribbean World Series of Professional Baseball — or Serie del Caribe del Béisbol Profesional in Spanish — is an annual baseball tournament, usually played during the month of February, before the MLB trainings season in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico or Venezuela. ... The National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico —or Liga Baloncesto Superior Nacional De Puerto Rico (BSN) in Spanish— was established in 1933 and has produced a handful of Puerto Ricos larger towns. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


The Gigantes professional baseball team use the Clemente Walker stadium as their home field. A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ...


Notable Natives and Residents

William Omar Landrón (born February 10, 1978 in Puerto Rico), is a Latin Grammy Award-nominated reggaeton singer/rapper. ... José Ernesto Aponte de la Torre (December 5, 1941 - May 5, 2007) was a Puerto Rican politician and mayor of Carolina for 22 years. ... Wilfred Benitez (born September 12, 1958), also known popularly as Wilfredo Benitez, is a Puerto Rican boxer. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also referred to as prizefighting, the noble art, the sweet science, and pugilism is a combat sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of... Felipe Birriel, also known as El Gigante de Carolina (The Giant of Carolina) (August 16, 1916-March 15, 1994), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is considered to have been the tallest Puerto Rican persona, measuring 711 (2,413 meters). ... Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico has been considered by many as the greatest poet to have been born in Puerto Rico. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... Esteban De Jesus (1951-1990) was a Puerto Rican world lightweight champion boxer whose life was full of controversy, problems and scandals. ... Alfredo Escalera (born March 21, Puerto Rican who was a world champion boxer. ... Micaela Nevárez (born circa 1972 in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actress who has achieved great fame in independent and European films. ... Order: 1st Puerto Rican to be appointed governor by the government of the United States Term of Office: 1946–1949 Predecessor: Rexford Guy Tugwell Successor: Luis Muñoz Marín (1949) Date of Birth: April 6, 1897 Date of Death: November 16, 1952 Place of Birth: Carolina, Puerto Rico Profession... Osvaldo Ríos (born Osvaldo Ríos Alonso on October 25, 1968 in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actor, model, singer, and musician, who is best known for his roles in telenovelas. ... Giberto Santa Rosa a. ... |}Lalo Rodriguez born in Carolina, Puerto Rico is a salsa musician. ...

References

External links

  • (Spanish) Carolina municipality general information
  • Map of Carolina Puerto Rico
  • Jewish Puerto Rico

  Results from FactBites:
 
Carolina, Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
Carolina is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, a short distance from San Juan.
Carolina was also the home of Jesús T. Piñero, the first Puerto Rican governor to be appointed in that position by the United States government.
Carolina, led since the 1980s by mayor José Aponte, is one of Puerto Rico's most important touristic centers.
Roberto Clemente - definition of Roberto Clemente in Encyclopedia (324 words)
Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the youngest of four children.
He died in a plane crash off the coast of Carolina on December 31, 1972 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Puerto Rico has honored Roberto Clemente's memory by naming the coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico Coliseo Roberto Clemente.
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