Culebra, Puerto Rico

island-municipality in Puerto Rico

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.

Culebra, Puerto Rico
Flag of Culebra, Puerto Rico
Coat of arms of Culebra, Puerto Rico
La Isla Chiquita (Little Island), Última Virgen (Last Virgin)
Anthem: "Culebra Isla preciosa"
Culebra Nautical chart.jpg
Location of Culebra in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°19′01″N 65°17′24″W / 18.31694°N 65.29000°W / 18.31694; -65.29000
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
FoundedOctober 27, 1880
 • MayorIván Solís (PPD)
 • Senatorial dist.8 - Carolina
 • Representative dist.36
 • Total11.6 sq mi (30.1 km2)
 • Land11 sq mi (28 km2)
 • Total1,818
 • Density160/sq mi (60/km2)
 • Racial groups
(2000 Census)[1]
60.6% White
20.9% Black
1.0% American Indian/AN
1.1% Asian
0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pi
13.0% Some other race
3.4% Two or more races
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Zip code



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