Morovis is known as "La Isla Menos Morovis" (the island except Morovis). Morovis was founded in 1818 by Juan Evangelista Rivera and Juan José de Torres.

Morovis is located in the central region of the island, north of Orocovis; south of Manatí, Vega Baja, and Vega Alta; east of Ciales; and west of Corozal.

Monolíticos (Photo: Libby de Vera)

There are many well-known "moroveños", among them: Baltasar Corrada.

Morovis is made up of 14 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Barahona
  • Cuchillas
  • Franquez
  • Monte Llano
  • Morovis Norte
  • Morovis Sur
  • Pasto
  • Perchas
  • Pueblo
  • Río Grande
  • San Lorenzo
  • Torrecillas
  • Unibón
  • Vaga

Things to See and Do In Morovis

Want to know what to see and do in Morovis? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

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Festivals and Events

  • Homenaje a Don Felo - May
  • Festival del Cuatro - July
  • Fiestas Patronales de Nuestra Sra. del Carmen - July
    Every year, Morovis celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions.
  • Dia de los Inocentes - December
  • La Isla Menos North - December


Morovis Flag

Anthem: Oh Morovis, tu vives latente...


There are 15 public schools in Morovis, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Demographics *

32,617 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 38.87 sq mi

Density: 839.0 per sq mi

Median Age: 33

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $14,797
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 56.20 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 318.5

Persons per household: 3.37

High school grad or higher: 62.3%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.1144° N, 66.1681° W

Zip Code: 00687

Driving Distance from San Juan: 39.1 miles

Driving Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes


Did You Know?

Contrary to popular belief the Puerto Rican flag is not based on the American Flag, but the Cuban flag. Puerto Rico adopted the same flag design, which was unveiled in 1895. In 1952, the blue field was changed from a light blue to a darker blue, like the American flag.