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Encyclopedia > Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Santurce, highlighted in yellow.
Santurce, highlighted in yellow.

Santurce is a district or barrio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The name Santurce comes from Basque, and in that language it is written as Sant Urtzi , which literally translates to St. George. The original Santurtzi is a town near Bilbao, in Spain. With a 2000 population of 94,067 living in a land area of 5.24 square miles (13.57 km²), it is the most populated "barrio" in Puerto Rico and one of the most densely populated areas of San Juan at 17,951.7 residents per square mile (6,931.2/km²). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 598 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,628 × 1,632 pixels, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Javier Rodriguez Galarza File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 598 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,628 × 1,632 pixels, file size: 253 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Javier Rodriguez Galarza File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... Basque (native name: euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation) Saint George on horseback rides alongside a wounded dragon being led by a princess, late 19th century engraving. ... Santurce-Santurtzi is a port in the province of Bizkaia, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, Spain. ... La Muy Noble y Muy Leal e Invicta (The most noble and most loyal and undefeated) Location Location of Bilbao in Spain and Biscay Coordinates : , Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Bilbao (Basque) Spanish name Bilbao Nickname El Botxo (the hole) Founded 15... Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ...

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Geography

View of Miramar and Condado, two of the finest neighborhoods or "Sub-Barrios" in Santurce
View of Miramar and Condado, two of the finest neighborhoods or "Sub-Barrios" in Santurce

Santurce is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north, with more than five km of beaches from the Condado peninsula in the west, to a point 600 m east of “Punta Las Marías”, where it borders on Isla Verde district of Carolina, and “Laguna San José” and its northern embayment, “Laguna Los Corozos” to the east. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,800 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 573 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Miramar and Condado, two of the finest neighborhoods in Santurce. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,800 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 573 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Miramar and Condado, two of the finest neighborhoods in Santurce. ... Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ... Isla Verde is a district of Carolina, Puerto Rico. ... Nickname: Gentilic: Carolinenses Location Location of Carolina, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Coordinates , , Government Founded Mayor José Aponte, Jr. ... “Bay” redirects here. ...


To the south by “Caño de Martín Peña”, and the northern barrios of former municipio Río Piedras (Hato Rey Norte, Hato Rey Central, Oriente), and to the west with the “Bahia of San Juan”, where three bridges; “Puente Dos Hermanos” (Ave. Ashford), “Puente G. Esteves” (Ave. Ponce de León) and “Puente San Antonio” (Ave. Fernandes Juncos) connect Santurce with “La Isleta” (small island) where Old San Juan is located. It has a total area of 8.70 square miles (22.53 km²)composed of 5.24 square miles (13.57 km²) of land and 3.46 square miles (8.96 km²) of water area. Río Piedras was a town in Puerto Rico which was absorbed by the city of San Juan and is now one of its districts. ... Colorful building façade in Old San Juan. ...


The topography is mainly flat with low hills toward the central areas and swampy areas to the south along Caño Martín Peña and to the east near the Laguna San Jose (San Jose Lagoon). To the west side, most of the land that nowadays is called Isla Grande was part of land reclamation, made possible by by filling in marshes.


History

View across “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” in one of Santurces Sub-barrios “Campo Alegre”.
View across “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” in one of Santurces Sub-barrios “Campo Alegre”.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1950 195,007
1960 178,179 -8.6%
1970 128,232 -28.0%
1980 101,103 -21.2%
1990 95,184 -5.9%
2000 94,067 -1.2%

Originally settled by the native Tainos, the area later became home to a significant population of slaves of African ancestry who arrived from the neighboring Danish Virgin Islands. Due to the abundance of crabs found in the area, the district became commonly known as “Cangrejos” (the Spanish word for crabs). Throughout the centuries, the district continued to grow due to its location at the crossroads between San Juan and its southern suburbs. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 476 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 755 pixel, file size: 439 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 476 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 755 pixel, file size: 439 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Giant bronze avocados in front of “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” (Santurce marketplace) marks “Santurces urban renewal movement”. Alto del Cabro and Campo Alegre are two barrios adjacent to each other with similar characteristics and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) with a combined Land Area 0. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The Taíno are the pre-Hispanic Amerindian inhabitants of the Greater Antilles, which includes Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the Bahamas. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... View over Charlotte Amalie The Danish West Indies (DWI; Danish: Dansk Vest Indien or De dansk-vestindiske Øer) or Danish Antilles, are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Phthirus pubis Pubic lice (Phthirus pubis), also known as crabs , are one of the many varieties of lice (singular louse) specialized to live on different areas of different animals. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...


In 1876, Pablo Ubarri, an engineer from the Basque Country region of Spain arrived on the island to help in the construction of a railroad system and a steam tramway between San Juan and the town of Rio Piedras trough the center of “Cangrejos” which prompted the colonization of the district. Many years after his arrival he is granted the title of Count of Santurce by the Spanish Crown. With his newly acquired title and influence, the district is renamed after his title. The neighboring Condado also received its present-name from Ubarri's title, as the district’s name literally translates to “county” (which in medieval tradition is land granted by a monarch to a count).[1] Pays Basque) see Northern Basque Country. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ...


During most of the 1930s and up to the 1950s, Santurce along with neighboring district Miramar becomes one of the most vibrant areas of the capital. However, by the 1970s, most of the district had fallen into decay and it hasn’t been able to recapture the luster and vibrance it once had. Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ...


Today, the district is starting to see a resurgence in importance and life as many business and local establishments such as bars, clubs, and restaurants have opened their doors to locals and tourists alike due to the importance of trade and tourism in San Juan.


Subdivision

Sub-Barrios of Santurce
Sub-Barrios of Santurce

Santurce is subdivided into 40 “sub-barrios” or "sectors". There is an additional un-named sub-barrio located west of "Merhoff", north of "Las Palmas", east of "Herrera", and south of "Shanghai". Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 463 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,448 × 1,416 pixels, file size: 285 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Santurce Sub-Barrios: 1-Isla Grande, 2-Miramar, 3-Alto del Cabro, 4-Condado, 5-Condadito, 6-Campo Alegre, 7-Pozo del Hato... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 463 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,448 × 1,416 pixels, file size: 285 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Santurce Sub-Barrios: 1-Isla Grande, 2-Miramar, 3-Alto del Cabro, 4-Condado, 5-Condadito, 6-Campo Alegre, 7-Pozo del Hato...

  1. Isla Grande
  2. Miramar
  3. Alto del Cabro
  4. Condado
  5. Condadito
  6. Campo Alegre
  7. Pozo del Hato
  8. Bayola
  9. Minillas
  10. San Mateo
  11. Parque
  12. San Juan Moderno
  13. Machuchal
  1. Pulguero
  2. Chicharo
  3. Seboruco
  4. Sagrado Corazón
  5. Monteflores
  6. Obrero
  7. Las Casas
  8. Las Palmas
  9. Merhoff
  10. *N/A
  11. Herrera
  12. Maria Moczo
  13. Loiza
  14. Villa Palmeras
  1. Ocean Park
  2. Shanghai
  3. Las Marias
  4. Martin Peña
  5. Buenos Aires
  6. Bolivar
  7. Marruecos
  8. Melilla
  9. Hipodromo
  10. Figueroa
  11. La Zona
  12. Gandul
  13. Tras Talleres
  14. Hoare
Sub-barrio Land Area
()
Population
(Census 2000)
Density
km-2
Alto del Cabro 156717 1164 7427,4
Bayola 71645 564 7872,1
Bolívar 163417 1223 7483,9
Buenos Aires 446986 1303 2915,1
Campo Alegre 123061 942 7654,7
Chícharo 75355 722 9581,3
Condadito 62470 748 11973,7
Condado 824791 6170 7480,7
Figueroa 350927 1016 2895,2
Gandul 167753 2035 12130,9
Herrera 123369 1841 14922,7
Hipódromo 268195 2017 7520,6
Hoare 363490 3 8,3
Isla Grande1) 2039968 753 369,1
La Zona 379687 1280 3371,2
Las Casas2) 803500 6775 8431,9
Las Marías 242223 1172 4838,5
Las Palmas 316171 2772 8767,4
Loíza 323012 2139 6622
Machuchal 140008 1212 8656,6
María Moczó 106196 1964 18494,1
Marruecos 267165 0 0
Martín Peña 185692 415 2234,9
Melilla 129544 926 7148,2
Merhoff 300801 2992 9946,8
Minillas 215963 1484 6871,5
Miramar 632154 5440 8605,5
Monteflores 172397 1657 9611,5
Barrio Obrero 1034200 11467 11087,8
Ocean Park 520891 1976 3793,5
Parque 299804 3251 10843,8
Pozo del Hato 176987 137 774,1
Pulguero 131613 1196 9087,2
Sagrado Corazón 345472 1646 4764,5
San Juan Moderno 91500 1083 11836,1
San Mateo 168864 1989 11778,7
Seboruco 167887 2198 13092,1
Shanghai 686961 11331 16494,4
Tras Talleres 168076 2453 14594,6
Villa Palmeras 163389 2648 16206,7
Santurce 13568557 94067 6932,7

1) recently named Puerto Rico Convention Center Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ... Giant bronze avocados in front of “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” (Santurce marketplace) marks “Santurces urban renewal movement”. Alto del Cabro and Campo Alegre are two barrios adjacent to each other with similar characteristics and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) with a combined Land Area 0. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ... Giant bronze avocados in front of “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” (Santurce marketplace) marks “Santurces urban renewal movement”. Alto del Cabro and Campo Alegre are two barrios adjacent to each other with similar characteristics and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) with a combined Land Area 0. ... Sagrado Corazón and Monteflores are two contiguous neighborhoods with similar characteristics formerly known as the Alto de Ubarri and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods). ... Sagrado Corazón and Monteflores are two contiguous neighborhoods with similar characteristics formerly known as the Alto de Ubarri and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods). ... Loíza is one 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) of Santurce The land area measures 0. ... Census 2000 map of Ocean Park Ocean Park is an affluent suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Giant bronze avocados in front of “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” (Santurce marketplace) marks “Santurces urban renewal movement”. Alto del Cabro and Campo Alegre are two barrios adjacent to each other with similar characteristics and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) with a combined Land Area 0. ... Giant bronze avocados in front of “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” (Santurce marketplace) marks “Santurces urban renewal movement”. Alto del Cabro and Campo Alegre are two barrios adjacent to each other with similar characteristics and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) with a combined Land Area 0. ... El Condado (The County) refers to a district of San Juan, Puerto Rico just east of the historic colonial district of Old San Juan. ... Loíza is one 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) of Santurce The land area measures 0. ... Miramar, Puerto Rico is an area located in Puerto Ricos capital city of San Juan. ... Sagrado Corazón and Monteflores are two contiguous neighborhoods with similar characteristics formerly known as the Alto de Ubarri and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods). ... Census 2000 map of Ocean Park Ocean Park is an affluent suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Sagrado Corazón and Monteflores are two contiguous neighborhoods with similar characteristics formerly known as the Alto de Ubarri and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods). ... San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. ... The Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) —or Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico in Spanish— is a convention center in San Juan, Puerto Rico owned by the government of Puerto Rico and managed by SMG. It is the largest convention center in the Caribbean and the most technologically advanced throughout...


2) including “Isla Guachinanga” in the “Laguna San José”


Transportation

Santurce is served by a metro system called “Tren Urbano” (Urban Train), with the Sagrado Corazón station located on the central-south-east section of the district, an area known as “Parada 27” (Stop 27), which evokes the names of the old trolley stops. Various bus lines (guaguas) operated by the Metropolitan Bus Authority (Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses or AMA in Spanish) provide service in the area as well. A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... San Juans Tren Urbano – Phase I Service Route and Stations. ... Sagrado Corazón and Monteflores are two contiguous neighborhoods with similar characteristics formerly known as the Alto de Ubarri and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods). ...


Culture

Places of interest

  • Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferre - Award wining fine arts center is a modern architectural masterpiece.
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rican Art Museum
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo - Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Plaza del Mercado de Santurce - Historic Marketplace
  • Plaza del Condado - Charming neighborhood square

The Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré is a performing arts centre in the Santruce area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, abbreviated as MAPR) is one of the few museums of art in Puerto Rico. ... Giant bronze avocados in front of “Plaza del Mercado de Santurce” (Santurce marketplace) marks “Santurces urban renewal movement”. Alto del Cabro and Campo Alegre are two barrios adjacent to each other with similar characteristics and part of Santurces 40 “sub-barrios” (neighborhoods) with a combined Land Area 0. ...

Notable natives or residents of Santurce

Pura Belpré (1901?-1982), was the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City, and also a writer, collector of folktales, and puppeteer. ... Carlito Caribbean Cool Carlos Colon, Jr. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... Jessica Cristina is a Merengue artist who was born on December 12, 1975, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 – January 26, 1992), was an Academy Award-winning Puerto Rican actor and film director, born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Cano Estremera (born c. ... Wilfredo Gómez (born October 29, 1956) is a former boxer and three time world champion. ... Andr s Monta ez (born 1942), better known as Andy Monta ez, is a famous Salsa singer from Puerto Rico. ... Antonin Nechodoma (born 1877), who is also alternatively known as Antonio Nechodoma, was a Puerto Rican architect who is called by many the father of Puerto Rican architecture. ... Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (pronounced IPA: ; born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is as a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican film actor. ... Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchez (born February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico) is an Academy Award winning Puerto Rican actor. ... Carlos Augusto Ponce a. ... Daniel Santos a. ... Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... This article is about the sport. ... Arturo Alfonso Schomburg a. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Tegui Calderón Rosario —better known as Tego Calderón— is a rapper from Loíza Aldea, Loíza, Puerto Rico. ...

Sports

Santurce currently has a basketball team and in the past had a baseball team for over 70 years. Both teams are known as the Santurce Crabbers, because of the original name of the district.

Santurce was one of the original teams in Puerto Rico's Professional Baseball League. They were the first Puerto Rican team to win the Caribbean World Series (in 1951) and the first to win a second Series (in 1953). In total, Santurce won 12 domestic titles from 1951 until 2000, and five Caribbean World Series. However, after several years of declining attendance, the team moved to Manatí in 2004. The Santurce Crabbers (Spanish: Cangrejeros de Santurce) were a professional baseball team in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico for over 70 years. ... 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 following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Manatí may refer to: Manatí, Puerto Rico Manatí, Colombia Manatí is also the Spanish word for manatee. ...

In basketball, the Crabbers currently play in the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (Coliseo de Puerto Rico) for important games and the Coliseo Mario Morales for games against teams from small towns. The attendance for games at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico is usually between 7,000 and 12,000 and for games in the Coliseo Mario Morales is between 500 and 1,000. They have won 8 tittles (1962, 1966, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2007) and have been runners-up 4 times (1942, 1951, 1952, 1964 and 2006). The Santurce Crabbers (Cangrejeros de Santurce) are a BSN basketball team from the San Juan area of Santurce. ... The José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, officially named Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot (and nicknamed El Choliseo, in honor of Agrelots best known character, Don Cholito), is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico dedicated to entertainment. ... Mario Morales Coliseum is an indoor sporting arena located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. ...


References

  1. ^ Cangrejos - Santurce - Authors; Aníbal Sepúlveda, Jorge Carbonell, Centro de Investigaciones CARIMAR, Oficina Estatal de Preservación Histórica. (Spanish)

 
 

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