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Welcome to the town of

HUMACAO , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Humacaeños
Patron:
La Inmaculada Concepción

The town of HUMACAO in Puerto Rico was founded in 1722 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 60,569 .
The zipcode is 00791

Housing units : 22559
Area in square miles
Total area
71.4
Water area
26.63
Land area
44.77
Density per square mile of land area
Population
1,318.60
Housing units
503.9

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Antón Ruiz, Buena Vista, Candelero Abajo, Candelero Arriba, Cataño, Collores, Mabú, Manbiche, Mariana, Punta Santiago, Río Abajo y Tejas.

Location of HUMACAO in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Humacao (oo-mah-KAH-oh) is the largest city of Puerto Rico located in the eastern coast of the island, north of Yabucoa; south of Naguabo; east of Las Piedras; and west of Vieques Passage. Humacao is spread over 10 wards and Humacao Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). Humacao has three hospitals (HIMA-San Pablo Humacao, Dr. Domínguez (Clínica Oriente), and Ryder Memorial). All three of them have been greatly developed to excellent secondary care institutions. Ryder Memorial is under renovations and celebrating its 40th Anniversary. It is the largest hospital complex on the Southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Humacao is famous all over Puerto Rico for its granitos, a greasy snack food which is composed of a fried rice flour with cheese in its center. People have for years driven to Humacao from other cities just to taste this snack food. Locals joke about this tastiful 'fritura': el granito es EEE: engorda, estriñe y embrutece. Humacao has gone through many changes and it is currently one of the fastest developing municipalities in Puerto Rico.

Town History

Humacao was founded on April, 1722 and became autonomous (town) in 1793. Humacao derives its name from a local Indian Chief Jumacao. [edit] Flag It consists of three horizontal stripes: gold that stands for Chief Jumacao's crown, red that symbolizes the Coat of Arms and the green that represents the arrows used by the Taínos. [edit] Coat of Arms The coat of arms consists of two colors, gold and green. The gold represents the sun, Humacao is located in the island were the sun rises. Green symbolizes our native Indian heritage as well as the natural tropical valley where the city is located. The shield itself represents Humacao's native and Indian name origin

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Reference: Wikipedia.org / census.gov / mapquest.com