Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Nickname(s): La Isla Chiquita (Little Island), Última Virgen (Last Virgin)
Location within Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°19′00″N 65°17′00″W / 18.3166667°N 65.2833333°W / 18.3166667; -65.2833333Coordinates: 18°19′00″N 65°17′00″W / 18.3166667°N 65.2833333°W / 18.3166667; -65.2833333
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Founded October 27, 1880
Government
 • Mayor Abraham Peña Nieves (Partido Nuevo Progresista)
 • Senatorial dist. 8 - Carolina
 • Representative dist. 36
Area
 • Total 11.6 sq mi (30.1 km2)
 • Land 11 sq mi (28 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,868
 • Density 161/sq mi (62.1/km2)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Gentilic Culebrenses

Anthem – "Culebra Isla preciosa"

Isla Culebra (IPA: [ku ˈle brə]) (Snake Island) is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico originally called Isla Pasaje and Isla de San Ildefonso. It is located about seventeen miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland, twelve miles west of St. Thomas and nine miles north of Vieques. Culebra is spread over 5 wards and Culebra (Dewey) Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). The island is also known as Isla Chiquita (Little Island) and Ultima Virgen (Last Virgin). Residents of the island are known as Culebrenses.

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