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Corozal, Puerto Rico


Corozal is known as "La Cuna del Volibol" (Volleyball birthplace). Corozal was founded in 1795 by Joaquin Marrero and Jose de Rivera Ortiz, and officially became a town in 1804.

The city name is derived from the "palma de corozo" (grugru palm, Acrocomia media) which abounds in the central zone of the Island.

Corozal is home to the Historical Center of Cibuco, a park and museum with relics from the puertorican natives (tainos) as well as objects, paintings and artifacts from the town's history.


Corozal is located in the central-eastern region, north of Orocovis and Barranquitas; south Vega Alta; southwest of Toa Alta; east of Morovis and Orocovis; and west of Naranjito. Major rivers include: Manati, Cibuco, De los Negros, Corozal and Grande de Manatí.

Corozal is made up of 12 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Abras
  • Cibuco
  • Cuchillas
  • Dos Bocas
  • Magueyes
  • Maná
  • Negros
  • Padilla
  • Palmarejo
  • Palmarito
  • Palos Blancos
  • Pueblo


Corozal annual precipitation is 74 inches, and its average temperature is 77°. The driest month is February, the wetest is August. The warmest month is August, the coolest is January.

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The flag of Corozal consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, yellow the top, green the middle and blue the bottom, and in some instances the middle stripe could have embroidered or printed the Coat of Arms.


The anthem was written by Anibal Gandara Campo. The title is Salve Perla de Sabana...


There are 15 public schools in Corozal, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Corozal is also home of one vocational institution.

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