Hermanas Mirabal Province
|- elevation||196 m (643 ft)|
|Area||440.43 km² (170 sq mi)|
|Density||209.3 /km² (542 /sq mi)|
2 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
It was created on 1952 with the name Province Salcedo. In November 2007, its name was changed to Hermanas Mirabal. It was a municipality of the Espaillat province before being elevated to the category of province.
Origin of name [change]
Hermanas Mirabal ("Mirabal Sisters") were three sisters (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal) that lived in Ojo de Agua, a small town in this province, and that were killed on 25 November 1960 by people of the dictator Rafael Trujillo. That day, 25 November, is now known as the International Day of Non Violence Against Women.
The Hermanas Mirabal province has a total area of 440.43 km². It has only 0.9% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 31st (out of 31 plus the National District) province in size; only the National District is smaller.
The municipalities and their municipal districts (M.D.) are:
- Salcedo, head municipality of the province
- Jamao Afuera (M.D.)
- Blanco Arriba (M.D.)
- Villa Tapia
In 2010 (last national census), there were 92,193 people living in the Hermanas Mirabal province, and just 26,649 (28.91%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 209 persons/km², one of the highest in the country.
Its population represents 1.0% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 24th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.
- Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- 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.