Pedro Santana, Elías Piña

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Pedro Santana
Municipality
Pedro Santana, Elías Piña is located in Dominican Republic
Pedro Santana
Coordinates: 19°6′18″N 71°42′0″W / 19.105°N 71.7°W / 19.105; -71.7Coordinates: 19°6′18″N 71°42′0″W / 19.105°N 71.7°W / 19.105; -71.7
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Elías Piña
Municipal Districts 1
Municipality since 1952
Area[1]
 • Total 239.90 km2 (92.63 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,281
 • Density 30/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,706
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)

Pedro Santana is a municipality in the Dominican Republic, in the Elías Piña Province, on the border with Haiti. It has a total area of 239.90 km².

The limits of the municipality are the Dajabón province to the northwest, the Santiago Rodríguez province to the northeast, the San Juan province to the east, the municipality of Bánica to the south and Haiti to the west.

Population[change | edit source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 7,281: 4,033 men and 3,248 women. The urban population was 37.17% of the total population.[2]

History[change | edit source]

The old small town of Los Cercadillos was elevated, with the present name, to the category of municipal district of Bánica on 16 September 1942 and to the category of municipality by the Law 3208 of 3 March 1952.[3]

The city, and municipality, was named after Pedro Santana, general of the Independence wars and first president of the Dominican Republic. He was born in Hincha, now a Haitian city ("Hinche") close to the border.

Economy[change | edit source]

The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture.

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.
  3. Féliz, Werner D. (2004) (in Spanish). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. pp. 56. ISBN 999349391-0.