Loma de Cabrera

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Loma de Cabrera
Municipality
Loma de Cabrera is located in Dominican Republic
Loma de Cabrera
Coordinates: 19°25′12″N 71°37′12″W / 19.42°N 71.62°W / 19.42; -71.62Coordinates: 19°25′12″N 71°37′12″W / 19.42°N 71.62°W / 19.42; -71.62
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Dajabón
Municipal Districts 2
Municipality since
1938
Area[1]
 • Total 238.51 km2 (92.09 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 10,893
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban 7,344
  Including population of Capotillo and Santiago de la Cruz.
Demonym Lomero (female, lomera)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance 20 km (12 mi) to Dajabón

Loma de Cabrera is a Dominican city and municipality of the Dajabón province, on the northwestern part of the country, near the border with Haiti.

It was a small town in the Monte Cristi province that became a municipality when the Dajabón province was created in 1938.

Location[change | edit source]

The municipality has the municipality of Dajabón to the north, the municipalities of El Pino and Partido to the east, the municipality of Restauración to the south and the Republic of Haiti to the west.

It has two municipal districts: Capotillo in the western part, close to Haiti, and Santiago de la Cruz in the northern part of the municipality.

Name[change | edit source]

Its Spanish name, Loma de Cabrera, means in English Hill of Cabrera or Cabrera's Hill. The city and most of the municipality is among hills and its old name was Loma de David (David's Hill) but it was changed after José Cabrera, one of the leaders of the Restoration War against Spain and who fought in this region.

Population[change | edit source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 15,624: 8,176 men and 7,448 women. The urban population was 67.42% of the total population. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal districts Capotillo and Santiago de la Cruz. The population of Loma de Cabrera without those municipal districts was 10,893.[2]

Geography[change | edit source]

Most of the municipality is among mountains because it is located in the northern side of the Cordillera Central ("Central mountain chain"). The highest mountains are to the south of the city; to the north, there are only low hills with small valleys.

To the north of the city there is a hill with pines that can be seen from the city because it is alone; it is the Cerro Chacuey (in English, Chacuey Hill).

The most important river of the municipality (and of the province) is the Dajabón River, also called Masacre River; it flows across the municipality from south to north. There are other rivers but they are very small and tributaries of the Dajabón.

Economy[change | edit source]

The main economic activity of the province is farming; the main products are coffee, beans and manioc. Most of the manioc produced in this municipality is used to made casabe, a kind of bread with a Taino origin.

Cattle raising for milk is also an important activity in the municipality.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.