Camarones, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

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Location
18°20'12"N
066°06'41"W
Country
 United States of America
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Description

Camarones is a barrio in the municipality of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 5,626.

History

The name camarones meaning "shrimp" in English comes from the Camarones River. Puerto Rico was ceded by Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and became an unincorporated territory of the United States. In 1899, the United States Department of War conducted a census of Puerto Rico finding that the population of Camarones barrio was 620.

Sectors

Barrios (which are roughly comparable to minor civil divisions) in turn are further subdivided into smaller local populated place areas/units called sectores (sectors in English). The types of sectores may vary, from normally sector to urbanización to reparto to barriada to residencial, among others.The following sectors are in Camarones barrio:Barrio Camarones Centro, Calle Amapola, Calle Los López, Calle Los Pinos, Condominios Alamanda, Egida Mi Sagrada Familia, Sector Altos de Camarones, Sector Apama, Sector El Cementerio, Sector El Hoyo, Sector La Pachanga, Sector La Pagana, Sector Los Angeles, Sector Los Cabellos, Sector Los Condenados, Sector Los Guayabo, Sector Los López, Sector Los Machuca, Sector Los Manzanos, Sector Mangotín, Sector Manhattan, Sector Morán, Sector Moscú, Sector Petra Ortiz, Sector Puente Salomón Rondón, Sector Rogelio García, Sector Sánchez López, Sector Siso Nazario, Short Hills, and Urbanización Estancias de APAMA I y II.

Crime

Carjackings are a problem in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and the FBI is the jurisdiction involved in investigations of carjackings in Puerto Rico.

Notable people

Several notable musicians have come out of Camarones barrio in Guaynabo including: Juan Pablo Rosario (El papa de los cantaros), the Morales brothers (Ramito, Moralito, Luisito and Casito) who were troubadours. Angel Alfonso Cruz "Alfonsillo", musician and troubadour singer. Vitín Cruz "El Canario", brother of "Alfonsillo" also a good troubadour, Toño León, Willie Berrios and Elvis Crespo, who sings Merengue.
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