Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal

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Salcedo
Municipality
Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal is located in Dominican Republic
Salcedo
Coordinates: 19°25′12″N 70°23′24″W / 19.42°N 70.39°W / 19.42; -70.39Coordinates: 19°25′12″N 70°23′24″W / 19.42°N 70.39°W / 19.42; -70.39
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Hermanas Mirabal
Municipal Districts 1
Municipality since 1905
Area[1]
 • Total 177.35 km2 (68.48 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 196 m (643 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 39,557
 • Density 223/km2 (580/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,931
  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 Dominican city of Salcedo is the head municipality of the Hermanas Mirabal province, on the central part of the country.

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.

Geography[change | change source]

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.[1] It has only one municipal district (a subdivision of a municipality): Jamao Afuera.[4]

Population[change | change source]

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.[3]

History[change | change source]

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.[5]

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.

Economy[change | change source]

Farming is the only economic activity in the municipality, except for some very small industries; the main products are plantain, cassava and cacao.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 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.
  5. Pouerié Cordero, M.M (1997) (in Spanish). Síntesis de ciudades, pueblos e islas del país. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Impresora Mary.


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