Hondo is located at approximately 40miles (64km) west of San Antonio. Hondo is a city in and the county seat of Medina County, Texas, United States. According to the 2000 Census, the population was 7,897. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Original settlers in the area came from Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, Belgium and Mexico. Many family-owned businesses, farms and ranches are still owned by descendants of the original families. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6square miles (25Square kilometers), of which, 9.6square miles (25Square kilometers) of it is land and 0.04square miles (0.10Square kilometer) of it (0.21%) is water.