Bayamón, Puerto Rico
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Bayamón is a municipality of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

 located on the northern coastal valley, north of Aguas Buenas
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
Aguas Buenas, commonly known as "La Ciudad de las Aguas Claras" or "the city of clear waters, is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Cidra, south of Bayamón, Guaynabo and San Juan; east of Comerio; and north-west of Caguas...

 and Comerío
Comerío, Puerto Rico
Comerío is a municipality of Puerto Rico 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. Comerío is spread over 7 wards and Comerío Pueblo...

; south of Toa Baja
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Toa Baja is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast, north of Toa Alta and Bayamón; east of Dorado; and west of Cataño. Toa Baja is spread over 5 wards and Toa Baja Pueblo . It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.Toa Baja considered to be a...

 and Cataño
Cataño, Puerto Rico
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Cataño is spread over 7 wards and...

; west of Guaynabo
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Guaynabo is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico, located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan...

; and east of Toa Alta
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Toa Alta is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast of the island, north of Naranjito; south of Dorado and Toa Baja; east of Vega Alta and Corozal; and west of Bayamón. Toa Alta is spread over eight wards and Toa Alta Pueblo...

 and Naranjito
Naranjito, Puerto Rico
Naranjito is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central region of the island, south of Toa Alta; north of Barranquitas and Comerío; east of Corozal; and west of Bayamón. Naranjito is spread over 15 wards and Naranjito Pueblo...

. Bayamón is spread over 11 wards and Bayamón Pueblo (The downtown
Downtown
Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English speakers to refer to a city's core or central business district ....

 area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Bayamón is sometimes called "El Pueblo del Chicharrón" (Pork Rind Town) and "Ciudad del Tapón" (City of the Traffic Jams) because of the constant traffic jams that plague the city.
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Bayamón is a municipality of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

 located on the northern coastal valley, north of Aguas Buenas
Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
Aguas Buenas, commonly known as "La Ciudad de las Aguas Claras" or "the city of clear waters, is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Cidra, south of Bayamón, Guaynabo and San Juan; east of Comerio; and north-west of Caguas...

 and Comerío
Comerío, Puerto Rico
Comerío is a municipality of Puerto Rico 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. Comerío is spread over 7 wards and Comerío Pueblo...

; south of Toa Baja
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Toa Baja is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast, north of Toa Alta and Bayamón; east of Dorado; and west of Cataño. Toa Baja is spread over 5 wards and Toa Baja Pueblo . It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.Toa Baja considered to be a...

 and Cataño
Cataño, Puerto Rico
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Cataño is spread over 7 wards and...

; west of Guaynabo
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Guaynabo is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico, located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan...

; and east of Toa Alta
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Toa Alta is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast of the island, north of Naranjito; south of Dorado and Toa Baja; east of Vega Alta and Corozal; and west of Bayamón. Toa Alta is spread over eight wards and Toa Alta Pueblo...

 and Naranjito
Naranjito, Puerto Rico
Naranjito is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the central region of the island, south of Toa Alta; north of Barranquitas and Comerío; east of Corozal; and west of Bayamón. Naranjito is spread over 15 wards and Naranjito Pueblo...

. Bayamón is spread over 11 wards and Bayamón Pueblo (The downtown
Downtown
Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English speakers to refer to a city's core or central business district ....

 area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Bayamón is sometimes called "El Pueblo del Chicharrón" (Pork Rind Town) and "Ciudad del Tapón" (City of the Traffic Jams) because of the constant traffic jams that plague the city. Juan Ramírez de Arrellano established Bayamón as a town on May 22, 1772. It derives its name from the local Indian chief Bahamon or from the Taíno
Taíno language
Taíno, an Arawakan language, was the principal language of the Caribbean islands at the time of the Spanish Conquest, including the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Florida Keys, and the Lesser Antilles...

 word Bayamongo, which is the name of the main river that crosses the city.

Bayamón is Puerto Rico's second largest city, and is situated in what is considered to be the island's metropolitan area. It shares its metropolitan area status with San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan , officially Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista , is the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 395,326 making it the 46th-largest city under the jurisdiction of...

, Guaynabo
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Guaynabo is a municipality in the northern part of Puerto Rico, located in the northern coast of the island, north of Aguas Buenas; south of Cataño; east of Bayamón; and west of San Juan...

, Cataño
Cataño, Puerto Rico
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Cataño is spread over 7 wards and...

, Toa Baja
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Toa Baja is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coast, north of Toa Alta and Bayamón; east of Dorado; and west of Cataño. Toa Baja is spread over 5 wards and Toa Baja Pueblo . It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.Toa Baja considered to be a...

, Canovanas
Canóvanas, Puerto Rico
Canóvanas is a municipality in Puerto Rico, located in the northeastern region, north of Juncos and Las Piedras; south of Loíza; east of Carolina; and west of Río Grande. Canóvanas is spread over 7 wards and Canóvanas Pueblo...

, Carolina
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Carolina is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; it lies north of Gurabo and Juncos; east of Trujillo Alto and San Juan; and west of Canóvanas and Loíza. Carolina is spread over 12 wards plus Carolina Pueblo...

 and Trujillo Alto
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
-Barrios :*Carraízo*Las Cuevas*Dos Bocas*La Gloria*Quebrada Grande*Quebrada Negrito*Saint Just*Trujillo Alto Pueblo*Cooperativa Jardines de Trujillo Alto-Geo/Topography:*Carraízo dam...

.

Unlike Ponce
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. The city is the seat of the municipal government.The city of Ponce, the fourth most populated in Puerto Rico, and the most populated outside of the San Juan metropolitan area, is named for Juan Ponce de León y Loayza, the...

, Aguadilla and Mayagüez
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico. Originally founded as "Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria" it is also known as "La Sultana del Oeste" , "Ciudad de las Aguas Puras" , or "Ciudad del Mangó"...

, it does not have an airport due to its proximity to San Juan, the capital.

Flag

The current flag of Bayamón, with a white field, official color of Bayamón, was embroidered by Mrs. Gloria M. León and maintains the design and colors of its Coat of Arms.

Coat of arms

This shield is symbol and synthesis of the history and the values that distinguish the city of Bayamón. The main colors of the shield are blue and silver representing the waters of the Bayamón river and recalls that it was on these banks where the first hydraulic sugar cane refinery of Puerto Rico was established in 1549. The center contains the Holy Cross (Santa Cruz), patron of the first church of the municipality and the name of the old sugar cane refinery "Santa Cruz", which was the historical origin of the town of Bayamón. The sugar cane flowers (guajanas) allude directly to the sugar cane industry that is of social and economic importance to the origin and development of Bayamón.

The five-tower crown, which is used for cities, was assigned to Bayamón as an exception for its extraordinary urban development, the magnitude of its population and for its religious dignity, which will possibly be raised to become Episcopal seat. The motto "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" makes reference to Emperor Constantine when in the 4th century had the vision in which the victory was promised to him if it accepted the Cross of Christianity as his banner.

Hymn

The hymn of Bayamón is: Bayamón, ciudad hermosa (Spanish for: Bayamón, beautiful city)

Bayamón, ciudad hermosa

Letra: Ramón Luis Rivera

Música: Rafi Escudero

Bayamón, ciudad hermosa

orgullosa de su ayer

al mirar hacia el futuro

ves un nuevo amanecer.

En tu gente la esperanza

son tus hijos tu primor

porque luchan sin descanso

por triunfar y darte honor.

Bayamón, mi ciudad

mi lugar es aquí

porque quiero luchar

en tu suelo hasta morir.

Bayamón, mi ciudad

orgulloso estoy de ti

de tu amor cantaré,

en un himno al porvenir

Neighborhoods (Districts/Wards)

  • Buena Vista Bayamón
    Buena Vista Bayamón
    Buena Vista is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (15,878)
  • Cerro Gordo Bayamón
    Cerro Gordo Bayamón
    Cerro Gordo is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (34,161)
  • Dajaos
    Dajaos
    Dajaos is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (2,691)
  • Guaraguao Abajo (8,494)
  • Guaraguao Arriba (1,681)
  • Hato Tejas
    Hato Tejas
    Hato Tejas is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (46,528)
  • Juan Sánchez Bayamón
    Juan Sánchez Bayamón
    Juan Sánchez is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (25,747)
  • Minillas
    Minillas
    Minillas is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (42,617)
  • Nuevo Bayamón
    Nuevo Bayamón
    Nuevo is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (2,394)
  • Pájaros
    Pájaros
    Pájaros is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (32,855)
  • Pueblo of Bayamón
    Pueblo of Bayamón
    Pueblo of Bayamón is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón....

     (5,336)
  • Santa Olaya
    Santa Olaya
    Santa Olaya is one of the 12 settlements in the District of Bayamón, Puerto Rico....

     (5,662)
  • Total (224,044)


Race - Bayamón, Puerto Rico - 2010 Census
Race Population % of Total
White
White people
White people is a term which usually refers to human beings characterized, at least in part, by the light pigmentation of their skin...

162,893 78.3%
Black/Afro-Puerto Rican
African immigration to Puerto Rico
The history of African people in Puerto Rico begins with the immigration of African free men who accompanied the invading Spanish Conquistadors. The Spaniards enslaved the Taínos , and many of them died as a result of Spaniards' oppressive colonization efforts...

21,373 10.3%
American Indian
Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as...

 and Alaska Native
Alaska Natives
Alaska Natives are the indigenous peoples of Alaska. They include: Aleut, Inuit, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Eyak, and a number of Northern Athabaskan cultures.-History:In 1912 the Alaska Native Brotherhood was founded...

1,183 0.6%
Asian
Asian people
Asian people or Asiatic people is a term with multiple meanings that refers to people who descend from a portion of Asia's population.- Central Asia :...

482 0.2%
Native Hawaiian
Native Hawaiians
Native Hawaiians refers to the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants. Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original Polynesian settlers of Hawaii.According to the U.S...

/Pacific Islander
Pacific Islander
Pacific Islander , is a geographic term to describe the indigenous inhabitants of any of the three major sub-regions of Oceania: Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, these three regions, together with their islands consist of:Polynesia:...

24 0.0%
Some other race 15,189 7.3%
Two or more races 6,972 3.4%

Geo/Topography

Bayamón rivers include: Río Bayamón
Río Bayamón
-History:Before this majestic river came to be what we all know and love today, it was but a mere puddle. As years went by, constant raining made it grow into a big lake. One day a meteor struck. The impact spread the water across the island and, after all that effort, it was reduced to a pond....

, Río Hondo
Río Hondo (Bayamón, Puerto Rico)
-See also:*List of rivers of Puerto Rico-References:*USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – Caribbean Region *...

, Río Minillas
Río Minillas
-See also:*List of rivers of Puerto Rico-References:*USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – Caribbean Region *...

, Río Bucarabones
Río Bucarabones
-See also:*List of rivers of Puerto Rico-References:*USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – Caribbean Region *...

 and Río Cuesta Arriba
Río Cuesta Arriba
-See also:*List of rivers of Puerto Rico-References:*USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – Caribbean Region *...

.

Problems

Despite its great size and population, Bayamón does not have an efficient mass transit system. This has produced constant problems with traffic jams. Also, the absence of a plan for the growth of the city has produced urban sprawl that has worsened the situation. Many bus stops are not well designed, sidewalks are inadequate and make pedestrian traffic difficult.
The municipality also suffers from a lack of urban aesthetics making it less attractive to live in.

Agriculture

Coffee, grapefruit, sugar, tobacco and vegetables. The first hydraulic sugar mill on the island was built in Bayamón about 1548, and sugar has continued to be a valuable commodity.

Business

Commercial offices, Hospitals and Commercial centers are available throughout the city. Bayamón is one of the Puerto Rican cities with most shopping centers per capita. Here are some:
  • Plaza Del Sol
  • Plaza Río Hondo
  • Cantón Mall
  • Plazoleta del Cantón
  • Drive-in Plaza Shopping Center
  • Bayamón Oeste Shopping Center
  • Rexville Towne Center
  • Rexville Shopping Center
  • Bayamón Norte Shopping Center
  • Plaza di-Luna
  • Santa Rosa Mall
    Santa Rosa Mall
    Santa Rosa Mall is a shopping mall in the city of Bayamon, that is the second most populated municipality of the Island; this mall is 458,353 square foot....

  • Plaza Del Parque Shopping Center
  • Plaza Tropical Shopping Center
  • Victory Shopping Center
  • La Milagrosa Shoppin Center
  • Bayamon Centro
  • Ciudad Jardin Shopping Center

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Bayamón Central Park
  • Braulio Castillo Theater
  • Francisco Oller Museum
  • José Celso Barbosa Monument
  • Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium
  • Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez
    Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez
    The Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez is one of the biggest indoor sporting arenas in Puerto Rico. The coliseum was dedicated to Rubén Rodríguez . It is located in Bayamón, Puerto Rico...

  • El parque del tren, a park featuring what was until 2001 Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

    's only working train, and an example of a DC-3 that used to fly for United Airlines
    United Airlines
    United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees United Air Lines, Inc., is the world's largest airline with 86,852 employees (which includes the entire holding company United Continental...

    . (This park, however, was destroyed due to major road construction which is still underway.) What is left of it is now a small plaza for activities and an area for jogging and passive entertainment.
  • A suspension bridge
    Suspension bridge
    A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. Outside Tibet and Bhutan, where the first examples of this type of bridge were built in the 15th century, this type of bridge dates from the early 19th century...

     is a pedestrian only bridge, believed to be one of only 3 of its kind in all of Puerto Rico.
  • A science-themed park known as Parque De Las Ciencias
    Parque de las Ciencias
    Parque de las Ciencias Luis A. Ferré Bayamón, Puerto Rico is an educational and recreational park located in Bayamón, Puerto Rico focused on science-related exhibitions. It is one of multiple touristic attractions inaugurated under the leadership of longtime mayor Ramon Luis Rivera and is named in...

    . It is the only place, outside of the United States, where you can find an exhibition of NASA rockets and rockets parts. It is located in the middle of carcic hills. From an observation building on one of the hills is a stunning view of the metropolitan area. The building also hosts antennas for government and civil communication.
  • City Hall
    Bayamón City Hall
    Bayamón City Hall is a building in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. As the name suggests, it serves as city hall to that city.Bayamón City Hall was inaugurated in 1980 by Mayor Ramón Luis Rivera. Rivera stepped down as mayor in 2000, giving way for his son Ramón Luis Rivera, Jr., to become mayor...

    - This building crosses over a major road. While walking through a connecting corridor, right above the road, pedestrians can see passing cars underneath. It is believed to be the only building of its class in the world.
  • Bayamón is also one of the cities to host the Tren Urbano
    Tren Urbano
    The Tren Urbano — or Urban Train in English — is a fully automated rapid transit that serves the metropolitan area of San Juan, which includes the municipalities of San Juan, Bayamón and Guaynabo. It is electrified by third rail at 750 V DC...

    (Urban Transit System commuter train), inaugurated in 2004.

Festivals and events

  • Santa Cruz Patron Festivities - May
  • José Celso Barbosa's Birthday - July
  • Chicharrón Festival - July
  • Artesans Festival - July

Education

Bayamón has many public and private schools. It also has many higher-learning institutions such as the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón, the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico's School of Optometry, Bayamón Central University
Bayamon Central University
The Bayamón Central University —or Universidad Central de Bayamón in Spanish— is a private, catholic, and non-profit university in Bayamon, Puerto Rico...

, American University, Universidad Central del Caribe, and some community colleges.

Sports

The Vaqueros de Bayamón are the city's BSN representatives and the team with the most championships in history with 14, the last one achieved in 2009.
Vaqueras de Bayamón
Vaqueras de Bayamón
Vaqueras de Bayamón is the professional female volleyball team of Bayamón, Puerto Rico.-Current:As of April 2011* Head Coach: Yarelis Rodríguez* Assistant coach: Luis Aponte-Release or Transfer:-External links:* * *...

 is the local representative for the women's volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...

 league Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino
Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino
The Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino is a professional volleyball league in Puerto Rico. The competitions are organized by the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation .-League Champions:-External links:...

.

The famous boxing
Boxing
Boxing, also called pugilism, is a combat sport in which two people fight each other using their fists. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of between one to three minute intervals called rounds...

 fight between Alexis Argüello
Alexis Argüello
Alexis Argüello , also known by the stage name El Flaco Explosivo , was a Nicaraguan professional boxer and politician...

 and Alfredo Escalera
Alfredo Escalera
Alfredo Escalera is a Puerto Rican who was a world champion boxer. A native of Carolina, his nickname was "Salsero" because he was a fan of Salsa music.-Early boxing career:...

 (their first; their equally legendary rematch was held in Rimini, Italy) was held in Bayamón in 1978.

The Puerto Rico Islanders
Puerto Rico Islanders
Puerto Rico Islanders is a Puerto Rican professional football team based in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2003, the team plays in the North American Soccer League , the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid....

 of the North American Soccer League play at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium
Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium
The Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium is a 12,500 seat stadium at Route 2 and Route 5, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The stadium has easy access with one metro station on premises.-Early life:...

 in Bayamón. A new team, Bayamón FC
Bayamon FC
Bayamón FC is a football team that joined the Puerto Rico Soccer League for the 2009 season. The team plays in Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The team did not participate in the Puerto Rico Soccer League for the 2010 and 2011 seasons due to the league's instability...

, are to start playing in the stadium in the Puerto Rico Soccer League
Puerto Rico Soccer League
The Puerto Rico Soccer League or PRSL is an association football league in Puerto Rico. It is the first unified football league in the island's history, and had a total of six teams for the 2011 season. Association football has been growing in popularity in recent years, and this is an attempt to...

 in the 2009 season. Sevilla Bayamón FC
Sevilla FC (Puerto Rico)
Sevilla FC Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rican professional association football team based in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2006, the team plays in the The team competes in the Puerto Rico Soccer League....

, now called Sevilla-FC Juncos
Sevilla FC (Puerto Rico)
Sevilla FC Puerto Rico is a Puerto Rican professional association football team based in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2006, the team plays in the The team competes in the Puerto Rico Soccer League....

, used to play in the stadium, until they moved to the town of Juncos
Juncos, Puerto Rico
Juncos is one of the 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico located in the eastern central region of the island, south of Canóvanas and Carolina; southeast of Gurabo; east of San Lorenzo; and west of Las Piedras. Juncos is spread over 9 wards and Juncos Pueblo...

 due to ownership and financial problems.

Professional boxers
Boxing
Boxing, also called pugilism, is a combat sport in which two people fight each other using their fists. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of between one to three minute intervals called rounds...

 Luis Del Valle
Luis Del Valle
Luis Orlando Del Valle Valentín is a professional boxer from Puerto Rico.- Biography :Luis Orlando, who is related to former WBO bantamweight champion Rafael Del Valle, began boxing at the age of 14 at the Caná Boxing Club in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, losing his first amateur fight despite a spirited...

, Wilfredo Vazquez
Wilfredo Vázquez
Wilfredo Vázquez is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is a former World Champion at three different weights, Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight.-Early life and amateur career:...

 and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. are from Bayamón.

Diplomacy

Bayamón serves as the host city for foreign consular representation in Puerto Rico for the following nations:

Notable natives and residents

  • Héctor Camacho
    Héctor Camacho
    Héctor Camacho , nicknamed "Macho Camacho", is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. His son, Héctor Camacho Jr., is also a boxer.- Early life and amateur career :...

     - former professional boxer
  • Braulio Castillo
    Braulio Castillo
    Braulio Castillo Cintrón was a telenovela actor in Latin America. His two sons, Braulio Castillo, Jr. and Jorge Castillo, are also actors....

     - actor
  • Gilbert Cosme - professional wrestler
  • Rubén Díaz, Sr. - New York State Senator
  • Nina Flowers
    Nina Flowers
    Jorge Luis Flores Sánchez , better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, DJ, activist, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality who has been performing since 1993.- Biography :...

     - female impersonator and reality television personality
  • Carlos Gerena
    Carlos Gerena
    Carlos Gerena Allende was a contender in the super featherweight division of boxing. He was nicknamed "El Topo".- Amateur career :*1990 Competed as a Flyweight at 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle...

     - professional boxer
  • Lady Catiria
    Lady Catiria
    Catiria Reyes , better known as Lady Catiria, was a Puerto Rican drag performer, film actress, and transgender beauty pageant winner. She was one of the main performers at the New York City Latino nightclub La Escuelita, where she entertained crowds for almost two decades. She was the first person...

     - female impersonator
  • Yadier Molina
    Yadier Molina
    Yadier Benjamin Molina known affectionately by fans as "Yadi", is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals.Molina was the third catcher to play in two World Series before age 25, along with Johnny Bench and Yogi Berra. He is considered one of the best defensive...

     - professional baseball player
  • Ramón Luis Rivera
    Ramón Luis Rivera
    Ramón Luis Rivera is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party. He was Mayor of Bayamón from 1977 until 2000. He is considered by many, public and political critics alike, to be one of Puerto Rico's greatest mayors in history, as well as Bayamón's greatest.Rivera became...

     - former mayor
  • Ramón Luis Rivera Jr.
    Ramón Luis Rivera Jr.
    Ramón Luis Rivera, Jr. is a Puerto Rican politician affiliated with the New Progressive Party.He is the current Mayor of Bayamón . His father was politician Ramon Luis Rivera, the previous mayor of Bayamón....

     - present mayor
  • Omar Rodríguez-López
    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
    Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director who was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico...

    , Guitarist for the bands The Mars Volta
    The Mars Volta
    The Mars Volta is a Grammy award winning American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas. Founded in 2001 by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the band incorporates various influences including progressive rock, krautrock, jazz fusion, Latin American music, and...

     and At the Drive-In
    At the Drive-In
    At the Drive-In was an American rock band from El Paso, Texas, considered part of the post-hardcore genre and active from 1993 to 2001. They were known for their extremely energetic stage shows which hearkened back to the 1980s hardcore scene...

  • Jimmy Rosario
    Jimmy Rosario
    Jimmy Rosario is a former Major League Baseball center fielder. Rosario was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco Giants in 1965. He would play two seasons with the team. After his release from the Giants in 1975, Rosario signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. He would play at the Major League...

     - professional baseball player
  • Wilfredo Vazquez
    Wilfredo Vázquez
    Wilfredo Vázquez is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is a former World Champion at three different weights, Bantamweight, Super bantamweight and Featherweight.-Early life and amateur career:...

    , professional boxer

See also

  • Puerto Rico Islanders
    Puerto Rico Islanders
    Puerto Rico Islanders is a Puerto Rican professional football team based in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Founded in 2003, the team plays in the North American Soccer League , the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid....

     NASL soccer
  • Vaqueros de Bayamón BSN basketball

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