Pedro Santana, Elías Piña
|• Total||239.90 km2 (92.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||30/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||AST (UTC-4)|
The limits of the municipality are the Dajabón province to the northwest, the Santiago Rodríguez province to the northeast, the San Juan province to the east, the municipality of Bánica to the south and Haiti to the west.
Population[change | change source]
The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 7,281: 4,033 men and 3,248 women. The urban population was 37.17% of the total population.
History[change | change source]
The old small town of Los Cercadillos was elevated, with the present name, to the category of municipal district of Bánica on 16 September 1942 and to the category of municipality by the Law 3208 of 3 March 1952.
The city, and municipality, was named after Pedro Santana, general of the Independence wars and first president of the Dominican Republic. He was born in Hincha, now a Haitian city ("Hinche") close to the border.
Economy[change | change source]
The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture.
References[change | change source]
- Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- 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.
- Féliz, Werner D. (2004) (in Spanish). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. pp. 56. ISBN 999349391-0.