|• Total||253.41 km2 (97.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|• Density||111/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Including population of Cañongo.|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||AST (UTC-4)|
|Distance||150 km (93 mi) to Santiago
305 km (190 mi) to Santo Domingo
Geography[change | edit source]
Dajabón is at 305 km to the northwest of Santo Domingo, on the western end of the Yaque del Norte Valley (or Línea Noroeste), a part of the larger Cibao valley. The city is on the eastern side of the Dajabón River or Masacre; this is the only important river in the municipality. There is a bridge across the river and the Haitian city of Ouanaminthe is near the western side of the river.
The municipality is on flat land with only small hills.
Population[change | edit source]
The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 28,071: 14,045 men and 14,026 women. The urban population was 77.09% of the total population. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal district Cañongo. The population of Dajabón without its municipal district was 25,245.
History[change | edit source]
The city was initially founded between 1771 and 1776 with some families that came from Monte Cristi. During the Dominican War of Independence, the city was abandoned and it was burned several times by the Haitian army. After the war, some families came to live here and in 1864, during the period of the Restoration War, the city was made a municipality.
With the creation of the Dajabón Province in 1938, the city was made the head municipality of the new province.
Economy[change | edit source]
The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture. Commerce with Haiti is also an important economic activity in the city. On Mondays and Fridays, Haitians can cross the bridge to sell and buy different things.
References[change | edit source]
- Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- De la Fuente, Santiago (1976) (in Spanish). Geografía Dominicana. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
- Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). http://censo2010.one.gob.do/resultados/Resumen_resultados_generales_censo_2010.pdf. Retrieved 2013-1-29.
- Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "División Territorial 2008" (in Spanish) (PDF). http://www.one.gob.do/index.php?module=uploads&func=download&fileId=1098. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
|Provincial capitals of the Dominican Republic|
|Azua • Baní • Barahona • Bonao • Comendador • Cotuí • Dajabón • El Seibo • Hato Mayor • Higüey • Jimaní • La Romana • La Vega • Mao • Moca • Monte Cristi • Monte Plata • Nagua • Neiba • Pedernales • Puerto Plata • Sabaneta • Salcedo • Samaná • San Cristóbal • San Francisco de Macorís • San José de Ocoa • San Juan de la Maguana • San Pedro de Macorís • Santiago de los Caballeros • Santo Domingo • Santo Domingo Este|