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Cidra,_Puerto_Rico

Cidra, Puerto Rico

Cidra, (SEE-drah) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central region of the island, north of Cayey; south of Comerío and Aguas Buenas; east of Aibonito; and west of Caguas. Cidra is spread over 12 wards and Cidra Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

Cidra is known as La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera (City of Eternal Spring).

Cidra is the home of "La Paloma Sabanera" , the only bird in Puerto Rico with blue eyes. It is a protected species, as it is classified in danger of extinction.

History

Cidra was founded in 1809.

Flag

The Municipal Seal shines on the flag uniting all three stripes, and the whole is ended with yellow fringes. The green evokes the landscape which is green throughout the year and which covers all the land with an immense variety of colored flowers. It is the reason why the town is called "Town Of The Eternal Spring". The gold color refers to the richness of its fruits and hydrography as well as the spiritual wealth of the region and its citizenship. The brown alludes to the Virgin Carmen, patron of the cidreños, and to the Savannah Dove, which is a unique species in the world that has its habitat in this municipality.

Coat of Arms

Over the red band it has a gold "cidra" and a cornucopia with its fruit in natural color, which alludes that Cidra is one of the major producers of fruit of the Island. In the superior right is placed a scapulary that evokes the Virgin Carmen, patron of the town, and a black bishop hat that alludes to San Juan Nepomuceno, bishop and martyr. In the left inferior part, on a blue bottom, is located a brown Savannah Dove which nests in the Cidra area. This dove flies over a mountain of three tips, which indicates the location of the municipality in the Central Mountain Range. The blue and silver waves symbolize the aquatic wealth of Cidra. All this is capped by a three-tower crown.

Demographics

Barrios (Districts)

  • Arenas
  • Bayamón
  • Beatriz
  • Ceiba

  • Cidra Pueblo
  • Honduras
  • Montellano
  • Rabanal
  • Rincón

  • Río Abajo
  • Salto
  • Sud
  • Toíta

Geography and Topography

  • Lake Cidra
  • Ravines: Bocana & Galindo
  • Rivers: Arroyata, Bayamón and La Plata

Anthem

By Felito Félix

Del corazón de Puerto Rico nació Cidra
bautizado por un sol de amanecer
y arrullado por las brisas de Borinquen
con el aroma de las flores del Edén.

Yo me siento orgulloso de mi pueblo
de su gente, de sus montañas y praderas
y lo grito con orgullo donde quiera.

¡Soy del pueblo de la eterna primavera
soy cidreño, borinqueño
y orgulloso de ser buen puertorriqueño!
¡Soy cidreño, borinqueño
y lo grito con orgullo y con empeño!

¡Ser cidreño es un orgullo
una bendición de Dios!
¡Puertorriqueño de cepa cidreño de corazón!
La paloma sabanera se anidó en su corazón.

Ser cidreño es un orgullo
cidreño, cidreño, cidreño de corazón.
¡Ser cidreño es un orgullo
una bendición de Dios!
Soy de Los Bravos de Cidra,
cidreño, cidreño, cidreño de corazón.

Economic

Agriculture

Agriculture (citrics)

Business

Industrial

Apparel and pharmaceuticals.

Tourism

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Frog's Rock
  • Hamacas' Bridge
  • Iberia Theater
  • Lake Cidra
  • Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish
  • Perico's Waterfall
  • Treasure Island Hotel

Festivals and events

  • Myrna Vázquez Week - February
  • Matron Festivities - July
  • Paloma Sabanera Festival - November

Education

Elementary

  • Ciprián Castrodad School- Río Abajo
  • Elemental Urbana School - Cidra
  • Luis Muñoz Rivera School - Cidra
  • Pedro Díaz Fonseca School - Beatríz
  • Pedro Ma. Dominicci - Rincón

Elementary and Middle

  • Clemencia Meléndez Santos School - Rabanal
  • Juan D. Stubbe School - Bayamón

Middle School

  • Jesús T. Piñero School

High School

  • Ana J. Candelas High School - Cidra
  • Luis Muñoz Iglesias High School - Cidra
  • Vocational High School - Sud

Notables 'Cidreños'

  • Bravos de Cidra - Baseball Team. National champions of Puerto Rico in 1977, 1998, 2005, 2006, and 2008.

Notable Cidreños

Polo Sánchez", he was the donor of the gold altar of the Catholic Church, actually located in the Cathedral of San Juan. He also build in brick the first Catholic Church in Cidra with one tower in that time.

References

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