manatí

Manatí, Puerto Rico

Manatí redirects here. For other uses, see Manatí (disambiguation).

Manatí (/mɑːnɑːˈtiː/) is a municipality of Puerto Rico in the northern coast, north of Morovis and Ciales; east of Florida and Barceloneta; and west of Vega Baja. Manatí is spread over 8 wards and Manatí Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

Barrios (districts/wards)

  • Bajura Adentro
  • Bajura Afuera
  • Coto Norte
  • Coto Sur
  • Manatí Pueblo
  • Río Arriba Poniente
  • Río Arriba Saliente
  • Tierras Nuevas Poniente
  • Tierras Nuevas Saliente

History

Manatí was founded in 1738 by Don Pedro Menendez Valdes. It is named after a sea mammal, the manatee (which are also known as sea cows). During those early years, the Mayor of the town was Jose Aulet. The family was rich in pineapple, sugar cane, and green bananas. The Aulets sold the land to the government in the 1970's.

Economic

Agriculture

Manatí is the pineapple center of Puerto Rico. In addition, grows in its surroundings fruits, sugar cane, and coffee.

Industrial

Manufacture (pharmaceutics)

Radio Stations

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • The Acropolis Sports Complex
  • Historic Zone
  • Los Tubos Beach
  • los chicos
  • Mar Chiquita Beach
  • Marqués de la Esperanza Hacienda Ruins
  • Ruinas de la Oficina de la Central Monserrate

Festivals and events

  • Patron Fetivities - February
  • Cross Festivities - May
  • Beach Festival - July
  • Manatee Festival - July
  • Halloween Festival - October
  • Christmas Festival - December

Notable "Manatieños"

References

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