Hormigueros is known as "El Pueblo del Milagro" (the town of the miracle). Hormigueros was founded in 1874 by Gerardo Gonzalez. Hormigueros derives its name from a Taino Indian name: Horomico.
Another common folktale attributes the origin of the name to the topography of the municipality which resembles a gigantic anthill, reason why it was named: "Valle del Hormiguero" (anthill valley).
Hormigueros is located in the western region of the island, northeast of Cabo Rojo; northwest of San Germán; and south of Mayagüez. The annual precipitation is around 75 inches.
There are many well-known "hormiguereños", among them: Segundo Ruiz Belvis.
|Land Area:||29 sq km (11.0 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||0.00 sq mi|
|Density:||580.9 per sq km (1,510.3 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$9,024|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Sobre un verde valle de mi linda Borinquén...|
|Driving Distance:||108.5 miles *|
|Wards:||Benavente, Guanajibo, Hormigueros, Jagüitas, Lavadero and Pueblo|
|Driving Time:||2 hours, 29 minutes *|
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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