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Ciales is known as "Los Valerosos" (valiants town) or "La Ciudad De La Cohoba", Ciales was founded on June 24, 1820 by Isidro Rodríguez.

Ciales is located on the Central Mountain Range, northwest of Orocovis; south of Florida and Manatí; east of Utuado and Jayuya; and west of Morovis. Its rivers are: Toro Negro, Yunes, Grande de Manatí and Cialitos.

There are many well-known "cialeños", among them: poet Juan Antonio Corretjer.

Ciales (Photo: Manuel Santiago)

Ciales is made up of 9 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Cialito
  • Cordillera
  • Frontón
  • Hato Viejo
  • Jaguas
  • Pezas
  • Pozas
  • Pueblo
  • Toro Negro

Things to See and Do In Ciales

Want to know what to see and do in Ciales? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Cantata Corretjer - March
  • Festival de Agua Dulce - July
  • Festival del Fronton - July
  • Festival de San Elias - July
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Senora del Rosario y San Jose - October
    Every year, Ciales celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 871-3500


Ciales Flag

Anthem: El cantar de tus ros es mensaje...


There are 13 public schools in Ciales, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

18,091 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 66.53 sq mi

Density: 282.3 per sq mi

Median Age: 35.9

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $13,802
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 60.60 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 116.3

Persons per household: 3.31

High school grad or higher: 60.8%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.3361° N, 66.4689° W

Zip Code: 00638

Driving Distance from San Juan: 44.2 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes

Did You Know?

Born in Ponce, Juan Morel Campos was considered the most important figure in Puerto Rican music of the 19th century, he composed over 300 danzas.