Concepción de la Vega
|Concepción de la Vega|
|• Total||639.85 km2 (247.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|• Density||388/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Including populations of its municipal districts|
|Demonym||Vegano (female, vegana)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||AST (UTC-4)|
|Distance||36 km (22 mi) to Santiago
125 km (78 mi) to Santo Domingo
History[change | change source]
A small town grew around the fort and was known as Concepción de la Vega because it was in the western border of the main valley of the island ("Vega" means valley): the Cibao Valley or Royal Valley.
Geography[change | change source]
La Vega is located in the western border of the Cibao Valley, close to the mountains of the Cordillera Central (in English, "Central mountain range").
The municipality of La Vega has the Espaillat and Hermanas Mirabal provinces to the north, the Duarte province and the municipality of Jima Abajo to the east, the Monseñor Nouel province to the south and the municipality of Jarabacoa and the province of Santiago province to the west.
The River camú flows along the northern side of the city; that river, one of the most important river of the country is a tributary of the River Yuma
Population[change | change source]
The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 248,089: 125,822 men and 122,267 women. The urban population was 44.86% of the total population. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal districts that are part the municipality. The population of the city of La Vega without those municipal districts was 202,864.
Economy[change | change source]
The most important economic activity in the province is farming; some important crops are plantain, rice, cacao; some vegetables are grown along the River Camú. Cattle raising is also important, mainly for milk.
There is also here an important Free Trade Zone, a place where there are different companies that made different products to send to other countries and do not pay taxes in the Dominican Republic.
References[change | change source]
- Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- De la Fuente, Santiago (1976) (in Spanish). Geografía Dominicana. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
- 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.
- 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.
|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|