Orocovis is known as "El Pueblo Corazón" (heart town). Orocovis was founded in 1825 by Juan Rivera de Santiago. Derives its name from a local Indian Chief Orocovix (Orocobix).
Orocovis is located in the Central Mountain Range, north of Villalba and Coamo; south of Morovis and Corozal; southeast of Ciales; east of Jayuya; and west of Barranquitas.
|Land Area:||164 sq km (63.0 sq mi)|
|Water Area:||0.17 sq mi|
|Density:||145.5 per sq km /(378.4 per sq mi)|
|Per Capita Income:||$4,637|
|Source: 2000 Census|
|Hymn:||Mi patria es una bella isla...|
|Wards:||Ala de Piedra, Barros, Bauta Abajo, Bauta Arriba, Bermejales, Botijas, Cacaos, Collores, Damián Arriba, Gato, Mata de Caña, Orocovis, Pellejas, Pueblo, Sabana and Saltos.|
|Driving Distance:||49.3 miles *|
|Driving Time:||1 hour, 38 minutes *|
Festivals and Events
- Feria de Artesania - September
- Festival de la Juventud - October
- Festival del Camaron - July
- Festival de Teatro Infantil - April
- Festival Nacional del Pastel Puertorriqueno - November
- Fiestas Patronales de San Juan Bautista - June
Every year, Orocovis celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 867-5000
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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