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Welcome to the town of

OROCOVIS , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Orocoveños
Patron:
San Juan Bautista

The town of OROCOVIS in Puerto Rico was founded in 1825 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 24,654 .
The zipcode is 00720

Housing units : 7946
Area in square miles
Total area
63.66
Water area
0.17
Land area
63.49
Density per square mile of land area
Population
375.6
Housing units
125.2

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Ala de Piedra, Barros, Bauta Abajo, Bauta Arriba, Bermejales, Botijas, Cacaos, Collores, Damián Arriba, Gato, Mata de Caña, Orocovis, Pellejas, Sabana y Saltos.

Location of OROCOVIS in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Orocovis (o-ro-KO-vis) is a municipality of Puerto Rico 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. Orocovis is spread over 15 wards and Orocovis Pueblo

Town History

The town of Orocovis was originally named el pueblo de Barros and was later renamed to Orocovis to honor the Taino Cacique Orocobix. It was founded in 1825 by Juan Rivera de Santiago. Derives its name from a local Taino Indian Chief Orocobix (Orocovis) and his yucayeque or tribe were known as the Jatibonicu Taino.Flag The flag of Orocovis is formed by five vertical stripes: Two green at the ends and a blue one in the center divided by two narrower stripes. [edit] Coat of Arms The oval is symbol of the letter "o", initial of the name of the town. In each quadrant appear representative elements of the town. In the left superior quadrant an Indian bust, symbol of the great "Chief Orocobix", in silhouetted in gold on a silver-plated background. The Indian bust faces towards the star or sun that appears in the superior right quadrant, which is in gold on a blue background and represents the territorial municipality with its seventeen rays or demarcations. In the inferior quadrant a plantain plant is observed, silhouetted in gold on a silver-plated background. A bridge also silhouetted in gold on a blue background, above the river appears in the left inferior quadrant.

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