Palos Blancos, Corozal, Puerto Rico

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Location
18°17'28"N
066°18'02"W
Country
 United States of America
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Description

Palos Blancos is a rural barrio in the municipality of Corozal, Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 3,458.

Features and demographics

Palos Blancos has 4.98 square miles (12.9 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2010, its population was 3,458 with a population density of 695.8 inhabitants per square mile (268.6/km2).

History

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 Palos Blancos barrio was 1,367.

Monte Choca State Forest

Located in Palos Blancos barrio is Monte Choca State Forest which was declared a state forest with law # 295 on November 21, 2003. Its area is about 244.76 acres and it is located at one of the highest elevations in Corozal.

Sectors

Barrios (which are like 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 Palos Blancos barrio:Parcelas Medina, Sector Amado Suárez, Sector Baldino Ortiz, Sector Carretera (from Ángel Vázquez to Manuel Ortiz), Sector Colón, Sector Demetrio Pacheco, Sector El Cacique, Sector El Pegao, Sector El Siete (7), Sector Gobeo, Sector Héctor Ortiz, Sector La Arena, Sector La Loma, Sector La Perla, Sector La Pollera, Sector La Quinta, Sector La Riviera, Sector La Vega, Sector Lino Caldero, Sector Los Morales, Sector Los Rodríguez, Sector Los Bagué, Sector Los Febus, Sector Los Guzmanes, Sector Los Morales (Emérito), Sector Los Padilla, Sector Los Ramos, Sector Los Ruiz, Sector Los Velilla, Sector Maná, Sector Manuel Ortiz, Sector Marcelino López, Sector Nono Negrón, Sector Pepe Córdova, Sector Pepín Rodríguez, Sector Quiliche, Sector Rolo Pacheco, Sector Pura Molina, Sector Tato López, Sector Varela, and Sector Virella.

Features

PR-803 is the main north-south road through Palos Blacos.
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