Sabaneta, Santiago Rodríguez

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Sabaneta
Municipality
San Ignacio de Sabaneta
Sabaneta, Santiago Rodríguez is located in Dominican Republic
Sabaneta
Coordinates: 19°29′N 71°21′W / 19.483°N 71.35°W / 19.483; -71.35Coordinates: 19°29′N 71°21′W / 19.483°N 71.35°W / 19.483; -71.35
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santiago Rodríguez
Municipal Districts 0
Founded 1844
Municipality since 1858
Area[1]
 • Total 804.47 km2 (310.61 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 34,540
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 15,648
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance 95 km (59 mi) to Santiago
245 km (152 mi) to Santo Domingo

San Ignacio de Sabaneta is a city and municipality in northwestern Dominican Republic. It is the main city of the Santiago Rodríguez province. It is usually called only Sabaneta or Santiago Rodríguez.

Population[change | edit source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 34,540: 17,935 men and 16,605 women; its population density was 42.9 persons/km². The urban population was 45.3% of the total population.[3]

History[change | edit source]

The town was founded in 1844 by Santiago Rodríguez and others in a small savanna (Sabaneta means, in English, "small savanna") north of the Cordillera Central. In 1854, the town was elevated to the category Military Post and in 1858 it became a municipality of the Santiago province.[4]

San Ignacio de Sabaneta was the centre of the fight against the Spanish soldiers during the first period of the Restoration War (1863-1865).

When 1879 Monte Cristi became a province, San Ignacio de Sabaneta was made a municipality of that new province. When the new province of Santiago Rodríguez was created in 1948, San Ignacio de Sabaneta was made the head municipality of the province.

Economy[change | edit source]

The main activity of the municipality is farming.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. 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. Pouerié Cordero, Manuel M. (1997) (in Spanish). Síntesis de Ciudades, Pueblos e Islas del País. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Impresora Mary.


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