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Comerio

(ko-me-REE-o)

Comerío is known as "La Perla de Plata" (the pearl of the Plata). Comerío was founded on June 12, 1826. Originally named "Sabana del Palmar", but later changed to Comerío, named after a local Indian chief Comerio.


Comerio
Photo: Manuel Santiago

Geography

Comerío is located in the center-eastern region of island, north of Aibonito; south of Naranjito and Bayamón; east of Barranquitas; and west of Cidra and Aguas Buenas. Its rivers are: Rio Hondo Arroata and La Plata.

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

  • Cedrito
  • Cejas
  • Doña Elena
  • Nananjo
  • Palomas
  • Piñas
  • Pueblo
  • Río Hondo
  • Vega Redonda

There are two rivers that run through Comerio: de la Plata and Hondo.

Climate

Comerio annual precipitation is 65 inches, and its average temperature is 76°. The driest month is March, and the wetest is October. The warmest month is August, and the coolest is February.

10 Day Forecast

Restaurants

  • Batey Bohemio (Puerto Rican), (787) 875-0440
  • Wan Xian He (Chinese), (787) 875-3269

Festivals and Events

  • Carnaval de Primavera - April
  • Festival Jibaro - June
  • Fiestas de San Andres Apostol - November
  • Fiestas Patronales Santo Cristo de la Salud - August
    Every year, Comerio celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 875-3445

Symbols

Flag

The flag is divided into equal quarters, two of which are white, and two of which are green. The upper right quarter bears a yellow anchored cross.

Coat of Arms

Comerio Coat of Arms

The Comerio coat of arms is divided into quarters. The superior right side with a golden cross that represents "Santo Cristo de la Salud" (Holy Christ the Healer), the saint patron of Comerio. The second quarter has three palms that represents the first name of the town "Sabana del Palmar" (palm savannah) and an undulating wave below it represents the mist that often covers the town. The third quarter has two blue waves that represents the "Salto de Comerio" (Comerio leap) and Rio la Plata (silver river). The last quarter has a crown that represents the Cacique Comerio (Chief Comerio). A shield in the center with tobacco plant represents the tobacco industry of Comerio.

Anthem

Comerio anthem was written by Dr. Francisco Manrique Cabrera. The title is Con alma henchida de amor y ensueño....

Education

There are 15 public schools in Comerio, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Demographics *

20,778
Population
20,526 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 28.4 sq mi

Density: 731.6 per sq mi

Median Age: 35

Economics *

$7,235
Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $12,615
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 59.30 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

7,097
Number of households
Housing units density: 284.9

Persons per household: 3.31

High school grad or higher: 60.0%

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

Map References

Coordinates: 18.2181° N, 66.2261° W

Zip Code: 00782

Driving Distance from San Juan: 31.8 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Did You Know?

Puerto Rico does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.