Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal
|— Municipality —|
|• Total||177.35 km2 (68.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||196 m (643 ft)|
|• Density||223/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Including populations of its municipal district|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||AST (UTC-4)|
|Distance||13 km (8.1 mi) to Moca
160 km (99 mi) to Santo Domingo
The city is named after Francisco Antonio Salcedo who fought in the northwestern part of the country against the Haitian army during the Dominican-Haitian War after the Dominican independence from Haiti in 1844.
Salcedo is located in the Cibao Valley, south of the Cordillera Septentrional (in English, "Northern mountain range"). It has a total area of 432.95 km². It has only one municipal district (a subdivision of a municipality): Jamao Afuera.
The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 39,557: 20,040 men and 19,517 women. The urban population was 35.22% of the total population. In this numbers are included the population of Jamao Afuera municipal district. The population of the city of Salcedo without those municipal districts was 35,306.
In the place where is now the city of Salcedo there was a very small town with the name of Juana Núñez. It was made a Puesto cantonal (an old category that now is called Municipal District) in 1880 as part of the old La Vega province.
With the creation of the Espaillat province in 1885, Juana Núñez was made part of this new province. In 1891, its name was changed from Juana Núñez to the present one, Salcedo.
Salcedo was made a municipality in 1905 and, when the Salcedo Province (now Hermanas Mirabal Province) was created in 1952, the city became the head municipality of the new province.
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|Provincial capitals of the Dominican Republic|
|Azua • Baní • Barahona • Bonao • Comendador • Cotuí • Dajabón • El Seibo • Hato Mayor • Higüey • Jimaní • La Romana • La Vega • Mao • Moca • Monte Cristi • Monte Plata • Nagua • Neiba • Pedernales • Puerto Plata • Sabaneta • Salcedo • Samaná • San Cristóbal • San Francisco de Macorís • San José de Ocoa • San Juan de la Maguana • San Pedro de Macorís • Santiago de los Caballeros • Santo Domingo • Santo Domingo Este|