Añasco

(ah-NYAHS-ko)
Location of Anasco

Añasco is known as La Ciudad Donde los Dioses Mueren (the city where the gods die) and El Pueblo Del Hojaldre. The town was founded in October 18, 1733 by Luis de Añasco. The city was named after Don Luis de Añasco.

Añasco is located in Costal Valley of the West region, bordering the Mona Passage to the west, north of Mayagüez and Las Marías; south of Rincón, Aguada and Moca; and west of San Sebastián and Las Marías.

Añasco highest peaks include Canta Gallo (370 m), Gordo (340 m) and Pichón (340 m). Its annual precipitation is 80.4 and its rivers include Río Grande de Añasco (originates in Lares), Huamtas, Casey, La Balase and La Mona. The annual precipitation is approximately 80.4 inches and the average temperature is 75°F.

Añasco is home of the Parroquia San Antonio Abad, founded in 1728, the original church was replaced by the current structure in 1801. This new church has a beautiful 8-foot stained glass window above the front door. The bell tower includes 800 and 500-pound bells along with a number of smaller bells from the original church. Located Barcelo St., (787) 826-2215.

The surrounding areas produces sugar and fruits. Añasco has been long known for producing the best moonshine rum in Puerto Rico.

There are many well-known "añasqueños", among them:

  • Mariana Bracetti, patriot and leader of the Puerto Rico independence movement in the 1860's
  • José de Jesús Domínguez, poet
  • Víctor Arrillaga, poet

Añasco is divided into 21 barrios, including the downtown area:

  • Añasco
  • Añasco Abajo
  • Añasco Arriba
  • Caguabo
  • Casey Arriba
  • Caracol
  • Carreras
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Cidra
  • Corcóvada
  • Daguey
  • Espino
  • Hatillo
  • Humatos
  • Marías
  • Ovejas
  • Piñales
  • Playa
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada Larga
  • Río Abajo

Anthem: Añasco pueblo querido...

Flag
The flag colors, design and symbolism is taken from the municipal Coat of Arms, with the only exception being that silver is painted white on the flag.
 Coat of Arms
The green field of the shield contains a saber cross massed in black, outlined in silver, and has a gold scallop shell in each quadrant formed by the cross. A gold mural crown of three towers crests the shield.
Land Area: 40.0 sq mi (104 sq km)
Water Area: 5.63 sq mi
Population: 29,281 (2011)
Density: 308.1 per sq km (708.7 per sq mi) (2000)
Housing Units: 10,723 (2000)
Housing Density: 273.0 (2000)
Per Capita Income: $6,613 (2000)
Unemployment rate: 15.5% (Aug 2013)
Coordinates: 17°57'57"N 66°03'41"W
ZIP Codes: 00610, 00611
Driving Distance: 97.4 miles (from San Juan)
Driving Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes · Get Directions (from San Juan)

Festivals and Events

  • Festival Mayuco - January
  • Festival de Bellas Artes - January
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Antonio Abad - January
  • Festival del Teatro - May
  • Festival Santa Rosa de Lima - August
  • Festival del Chipe - September
  • Maraton Cooperativa - October

Climate

Añasco annual precipitation is 89 inches, and its average temperature is 77°F. June is the warmest, February is the coldest, and August is the wettest month.

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