Hondo Valle, Elías Piña

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Hondo Valle
Municipality
Hondo Valle, Elías Piña is located in Dominican Republic
Hondo Valle
Coordinates: 18°43′12″N 71°42′0″W / 18.72°N 71.7°W / 18.72; -71.7Coordinates: 18°43′12″N 71°42′0″W / 18.72°N 71.7°W / 18.72; -71.7
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Elías Piña
Municipal Districts 1
Municipality since 1978
Area[1]
 • Total 120.63 km2 (46.58 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 890 m (2,920 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 10,587
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,473
  Including population of Rancho de la Guardia.
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance 36 km (22 mi) to Comendador

Hondo Valle (in English, Deep Valley) is a Dominican municipality in the Elías Piña Province. It is located in the Sierra de Neiba mountain range.

Population[change | change source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 10,587: 5,638 men and 4,949 women. The urban population was 51.70% of the total population. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal district Rancho de la Guardia. The population of Hondo Valle without its municipal district was 7,194.[3]

History[change | change source]

Hondo Valle was elevated to the category of municipality by the law 916 of 12 August 1978. Before that date, it was a municipal district of Comendador.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

Hondo Valle is in a small Valley on the Sierra de Neiba mountain range, at an elevation of 890 m. It is at 36 km to the south of Comendador. The average temperature in the city is 21.2°C and the average rainfall is 1,717.0 mm.[2]

The limits of the municipality are the municipality of El Llano to the north, the municipality of Juan Santiago to the east, the Independencia province to the south and Haiti to the west.

Hondo Valle has one municipal districts: Rancho de la Guardia.[5]

Economy[change | change source]

The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture.

References[change | change source]

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. 2.0 2.1 De la Fuente, Santiago (1976) (in Spanish). Geografía Dominicana. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Féliz, Werner D. (2004) (in Spanish). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. pp. 148. ISBN 999349391-0 .
  5. 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.