Ballajá, Old San Juan

Ballajá, located in Old San Juan, is one of 7 subbarrios of San Juan Antiguo barrio in the municipality of San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Ballajá
The historic Ballajá Barracks are in Ballajá
The historic Ballajá Barracks are in Ballajá
Ballajá is in San Juan Antiguo
Ballajá is in San Juan Antiguo
San Juan Antiguo is in San Juan
San Juan Antiguo is in San Juan
Ballajá is located in Caribbean
Ballajá
Ballajá
San Juan is in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°28′14″N 66°07′28″W / 18.4706129°N 66.1245620°W / 18.4706129; -66.1245620Coordinates: 18°28′14″N 66°07′28″W / 18.4706129°N 66.1245620°W / 18.4706129; -66.1245620
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality San Juan
BarrioSan Juan Antiguo
Websitehttp://www.ballaja.com/

HistoryEdit

This subdistrict is named after the historic Ballajá Barracks, which now house the Museum of the Americas. El Morro is also located in this subdistrict.

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 Ballajá was 1,217.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joseph Prentiss Sanger; Henry Gannett; Walter Francis Willcox (1900). Informe sobre el censo de Puerto Rico, 1899, United States. War Dept. Porto Rico Census Office (in Spanish). Imprenta del gobierno. p. 162.

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