Pedro Santana, Elías Piña
|Municipal District||Río Limpio|
|• Total||236.1 km2 (91.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||293 m (961 ft)|
|• Density||17/km2 (43/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||AST (UTC-4)|
|Distance:||36 km (22 mi) to Comendador|
Origin of the name[change | change source]
The town, and municipality, was named after Pedro Santana, a general of the Independence wars and first president of the Dominican Republic. He was born in Hincha, now a Haitian city ("Hinche") near the the border.
Population[change | change source]
The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 3,917: 2,120 men and 1,797 women. The urban population was 30.5% 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.
Geography[change | change source]
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.
Administrative division[change | change source]
Economy[change | change source]
The main economic activity of the municipality is farming.
References[change | change source]
- "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- Féliz, Werner D. (2004). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004 (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. p. 56. ISBN 999349391-0.