Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Ponce is both a city and a municipality on the southern coast of Puerto Rico.wikipedia
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Ponce Historic Zone

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The historic Ponce Pueblo district, located in the downtown area of the city, is shared by several of the downtown barrios, and is located approximately three miles (3 mi) inland from the shores of the Caribbean.
The Ponce Historic Zone (La Zona Histórica de Ponce) is a historic district in downtown Ponce, Puerto Rico, consisting of buildings and structures with architecture that date to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Utuado, Puerto Rico

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The Municipality of Ponce, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, is located in the southern coastal plain region of the island, south of Adjuntas, Utuado, and Jayuya; east of Peñuelas; west of Juana Díaz; and bordered on the south by the Caribbean Sea.
It is located north of Adjuntas and Ponce; south of Hatillo and Arecibo; east of Lares; and west of Ciales and Jayuya.

Jayuya, Puerto Rico

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The Municipality of Ponce, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, is located in the southern coastal plain region of the island, south of Adjuntas, Utuado, and Jayuya; east of Peñuelas; west of Juana Díaz; and bordered on the south by the Caribbean Sea.
Jayuya is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the mountainous center region of the island, north of Ponce; east of Utuado; and west of Ciales.

Ponce metropolitan area

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Ponce is a principal city of both the Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Ponce-Yauco-Coamo Combined Statistical Area.
The Ponce Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in south central Puerto Rico.

Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

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The Municipality of Ponce, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, is located in the southern coastal plain region of the island, south of Adjuntas, Utuado, and Jayuya; east of Peñuelas; west of Juana Díaz; and bordered on the south by the Caribbean Sea.
Adjuntas is a small mountainside municipality in Puerto Rico located central midwest of the island on the Cordillera Central, north of Yauco, Guayanilla and Peñuelas; southeast of Utuado; east of Lares and Yauco; and northwest of Ponce.

Portugués River

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For security reasons, these families moved to the banks of the Rio Portugués, then called Baramaya.
Río Portugués is a river in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center

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Archaeological findings have identified four sites within the municipality of Ponce with archaeological significance: Canas, Tibes, Caracoles, and El Bronce.
The Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center (Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes) in Barrio Tibes, Ponce municipality, Puerto Rico, houses one of the most important archaeological discoveries made in the Antilles.

Peñuelas, Puerto Rico

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The Municipality of Ponce, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, is located in the southern coastal plain region of the island, south of Adjuntas, Utuado, and Jayuya; east of Peñuelas; west of Juana Díaz; and bordered on the south by the Caribbean Sea.
Peñuelas is a municipality in Puerto Rico located in the southern coast of the island, south of Adjuntas, east of Guayanilla, west of Ponce and north of the Caribbean Sea.

José Benítez (mayor)

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Mayor José Benítez categorized the jurisdiction into cotos, hatos, criaderos, monterías, and terrenos realengos.
1760 – 1832 ) was mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1800.

Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico

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The Municipality of Ponce, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, is located in the southern coastal plain region of the island, south of Adjuntas, Utuado, and Jayuya; east of Peñuelas; west of Juana Díaz; and bordered on the south by the Caribbean Sea.
Juana Díaz is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the southern coast of the island, south of Jayuya, Ciales, Orocovis and Villalba; east of Ponce; and west of Coamo and Santa Isabel and the Caribbean Sea to the south.

Jacaguas River

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During the first years of the colonization, Spanish families started settling around the Jacaguas River, in the south of the island.
Río Jacaguas is a river shared between the municipalities of Ponce and Juana Diaz in Puerto Rico.

Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

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Starting around 1646 the whole area from the Rio Portugués to the Bay of Guayanilla was called Ponce.
Guayanilla is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in southern coast of the island, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Adjuntas, east of Yauco; and west of Peñuelas and about 12 mi west of Ponce.

San Germán, Puerto Rico

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Among its earliest settlers were Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, and the Portuguese Don Pedro Rodríguez de Guzmán, from nearby San Germán.
The latter covered the western half of Puerto Rico, and extended from the western shores of the island to Arecibo in the north and Ponce in the south.

Antiguo Casino de Ponce

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"It is important to establish a relationship between the European exhibitions that I have mentioned and the Ponce Fair, as the Fair was meant as a showcase of the advancements of the day: Agriculture, Trade, Industry, and the Arts. Just as with the 1878 World's Fair in Paris, the electric grid of the city of Ponce was inaugurated on the first day of the Ponce Fair. In this occasion the Plaza Las Delicias and various other buildings, including the Mercantile Union Building, the Ponce Casino, and some of Ponce's homes were illuminated with the incandescent light bulb for the first time".
The Antiguo Casino de Ponce (English: Old Ponce Casino), or simply the Casino de Ponce, is a historic structure, built in 1922 and located in Barrio Cuarto, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Plaza Las Delicias

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"It is important to establish a relationship between the European exhibitions that I have mentioned and the Ponce Fair, as the Fair was meant as a showcase of the advancements of the day: Agriculture, Trade, Industry, and the Arts. Just as with the 1878 World's Fair in Paris, the electric grid of the city of Ponce was inaugurated on the first day of the Ponce Fair. In this occasion the Plaza Las Delicias and various other buildings, including the Mercantile Union Building, the Ponce Casino, and some of Ponce's homes were illuminated with the incandescent light bulb for the first time".
Plaza Las Delicias is the main plaza in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Municipalities of Puerto Rico

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The Municipality of Ponce, officially the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce, is located in the southern coastal plain region of the island, south of Adjuntas, Utuado, and Jayuya; east of Peñuelas; west of Juana Díaz; and bordered on the south by the Caribbean Sea. Ponce is both a city and a municipality on the southern coast of Puerto Rico.
The municipality of Ponce has the largest number of barrios, 31.

Miguel Rosich y Más

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Following trends set in Europe and elsewhere, in 1877, Don Miguel Rosich conceived an exposition for Ponce.
1830 – 24 January 1907 ) was Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 8 May 1889 until 31 March 1890, and again in 1897, starting on 1 April 1897.

Ponce massacre

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The event has since been known as the Ponce massacre.
The Ponce massacre was an event that took place on Palm Sunday, 21 March 1937, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, when a peaceful civilian march turned into a police shooting in which 19 civilians and two policemen were killed, and more than 200 civilians wounded.

Pedro Albizu Campos

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On 21 March 1937, a peaceful march was organized by the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the abolition of slavery and protest the incarceration of their leader, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, in a federal prison on charges of sedition.
He was born in a sector of Barrio Machuelo Abajo in Ponce, Puerto Rico to Juana Campos, a domestic worker of African ancestry, on 12 September 1891.

List of mayors of Ponce, Puerto Rico

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Ponce's mayor for 15 years (since 1989), Rafael Cordero Santiago ("Churumba"), died in office on the morning of 17 January 2004, after suffering three consecutive strokes.
This is a list of mayors of Ponce, Puerto Rico's southern economic center, the island's second largest and second most important city.

Museo de la Historia de Ponce

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Ponce history in general is expressed at the Ponce History Museum, on the block bordered by Isabel, Mayor, Cristina, and Salud streets in the historic downtown area.
The Museo de la Historia de Ponce (Museum of the History of Ponce) is a museum located in the historic Casa Salazar-Candal in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Guánica, Puerto Rico

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General Nelson Miles arrived the next day with reinforcements from Guánica and took possession of the city.
The town is about 100 mi and over two hours' driving distance from San Juan, the capital city of the island, and about 20 mi west of Ponce, another principal city of the island.

Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño

Also, the headquarters of Banco de Ponce and Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño were moved to San Juan.
Banco Crédito y Ahorro Ponceño (Ponce Credit and Savings Bank) was the first bank in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and one of the first two native Puerto Rican banks to be established in Puerto Rico.

El Nuevo Día

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El Dia was also founded in Ponce in 1911.
It was founded in 1909 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and today it is a subsidiary of GFR Media.

Rafael Cordero Santiago

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Ponce's mayor for 15 years (since 1989), Rafael Cordero Santiago ("Churumba"), died in office on the morning of 17 January 2004, after suffering three consecutive strokes.
Rafael Cordero Santiago (24 October 1942 – 17 January 2004), better known as "Churumba", was the Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 1989 to 2004.