Hatillo

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Hatillo is known as "El Pueblo sin Sopa" (the town without soup). Hatillo was founded on June 30, 1823 by Agustín Ruiz Miranda.

Hatillo is located on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; north Lares and Utuado; east of Camuy; and west of Arecibo.

Today, Hatillo is the mayor producer of milk in the island and produces the third part consumed in Puerto Rico.

There are many well-known "hatillanos", among them: Velda González.

Land Area: 109 sq km (42.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 16.94 sq mi
Population: 39,603
Density: 357.1 per sq km (926.7 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 13,929
Housing Density: 333.4
Per Capita Income: $6,773
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: De un mar azul en el Atlántico...
Wards: Aibonito, Bayaney, Buena Vista, Campo Alegre, Capáez, Carrizales, Corcovado, Hatillo, Naranjito and Pueblo.
Driving Distance: 61.5 miles *
Driving Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes *

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

In 1509, Juan Garrido, a conquistador in Juan Ponce de León's entourage, became the first African to set foot on the island.