Hermanas Mirabal Province

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Coordinates: 19°25′12″N 70°23′24″W / 19.42°N 70.39°W / 19.42; -70.39
Hermanas Mirabal
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Salcedo
 - elevation 196 m (643 ft)
 - coordinates 19°25′12″N 70°23′24″W / 19.42°N 70.39°W / 19.42; -70.39
Area 440.43 km² (170 sq mi)
Population 92,193 (2010) [1]
Density 209 /km² (541 /sq mi)
Province since 1952
Subdivisions 3 municipalities
2 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-19
Location of the Hermanas Mirabal Province
Location of the Hermanas Mirabal Province

Hermanas Mirabal (known previously as Salcedo province) is a Dominican province, in the north-central part of the country. Its capital city is Salcedo.

It was created on 1952 with the name Province Salcedo. In November 2007, its name was changed to Hermanas Mirabal. It was a municipality of the Espaillat province before being elevated to the category of province.

Location[change | change source]

The Hermanas Mirabal province is bordered to the north and the west by the province of Espaillat, to the east by the Duarte province and to the south by La Vega.

Origin of name[change | change source]

Hermanas Mirabal ("Mirabal Sisters") were three sisters (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal) that lived in Ojo de Agua, a small town in this province, and that were killed on 25 November 1960 by people of the dictator Rafael Trujillo. That day, 25 November, is now known as the International Day of Non Violence Against Women.

Municipalities[change | change source]

The Hermanas Mirabal province has a total area of 440.43 km².[2] It has only 0.9% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 31st (out of 31 plus the National District) province in size; only the National District is smaller.

There are three municipalities and two municipal districts in the province.

The municipalities and their municipal districts (M.D.) are:

Population[change | change source]

In 2010 (last national census), there were 92,193 people living in the Hermanas Mirabal province, and just 26,649 (28.91%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 209 persons/km², one of the highest in the country.[3]

Its population represents 1.0% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 24th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.

The largest city of the province is Salcedo, its head municipality or capital, with a population (in 2010) of 35,306 inhabitants.[3]

Economy[change | change source]

The main economic activity of the province is agriculture and the main products are plantain, cassava, coffee and cacao.

References[change | change source]

  1. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010." (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. http://censo2010.one.gob.do/volumenes_censo_2010/vol1.pdf. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  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.