Tibes

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Tibes
Taino Village.JPG
Barrio Tibes is home to the Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center
Tibes, Ponce, Puerto Rico.svg
Location of barrio Tibes within the municipality of Ponce shown in red
Coordinates: 18°05′12″N66°38′04″W / 18.086749°N 66.634448°W / 18.086749; -66.634448 Coordinates: 18°05′12″N66°38′04″W / 18.086749°N 66.634448°W / 18.086749; -66.634448 [1]
Commonwealth Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
Municipality Ponce2.gif Ponce
Area
[1]
  Total 6.99 sq mi (18.1 km2)
  Land6.99 sq mi (18.1 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
[2]
1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total804
  Density115/sq mi (44/km2)
 Source: 2010 Census

Tibes (Barrio Tibes) is one of the 31 barrios in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Together with Magueyes, Portugués, Montes Llanos, Maragüez, Machuelo Arriba, Sabanetas, and Cerrillos, barrio Tibes is one of the municipality's eight rural interior barrios. Tibes attracted attention recently when, in 1975, what was to become the discovery of the oldest cemetery in the West Indies came about as a result of rainstorms. The name of this barrio is of native Indian origin. [3] It was organized in 1831. [4]

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Location

Landscape scene in Barrio Tibes at PR-10 northbound approaching PR-503 Paisaje en el Barrio Tibes (PR-10 Norte cerca de la PR-503), Ponce, PR (DSC02996A).jpg
Landscape scene in Barrio Tibes at PR-10 northbound approaching PR-503

Tibes is a mountainous rural barrio located in the central section of the municipality, north of the city of Ponce. [5] Tibes is located on the foothills of the Cordillera Central. The toponomy, or origin of the name, is related to the hard, smooth stones plentiful in the rivers of this barrio and used by the indigenous peoples of the area as a weapon and the jíbaro countrymen for sharpening agricultural tools such as the machete. [6]

Boundaries

Tibes is bounded on the North by the hills just north of El Principe Road, on the South by Tibes Road, on the West by the hills west of PR-10, and on the East by Pastillo Road, the hills west of Río Chiquito. [7] [8]

In terms of barrio-to-barrio boundaries, Tibes is bounded in the North by Barrio San Patricio, in the South by Portugués, in the West by Guaraguao and Magueyes, and in the East by Barrios Monte Llano and Portugués. [9] [10]

Features and demographics

Artistic rendering of Portugues Dam in Barrio Tibes PortuguesDamArtRendition.jpg
Artistic rendering of Portugues Dam in Barrio Tibes

In 2000, Tibes had 7.01 square miles (18 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2000, the population of Tibes was 866 persons, and it had a density of 124 inhabitants per square mile. [11] [12] [13] Tibes is the second least populated barrio in Ponce, after San Patricio. Major roads serving Barrio Tibes are PR-10 and PR-503. [14]

In 2010, Tibes had 6.99 square miles (18 km2) of land area and no water area. In 2010, the population of Tibes was 804 persons, and it had a density of 115 persons per square mile. [15]

The highest point in Barrio Tibes is Cerro del Diablo which stands at 2,234 feet. Another notable land feature is Cerro La Mesa which stands at 1,742 feet. [16] Río Portugués is the main body of water running through this barrio. [17]

Portugues Dam

The Portugués Dam is also located in Barrio Tibes. [18]

See also

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San Patricio, Ponce, Puerto Rico Barrio of Puerto Rico

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