Villa Los Almácigos

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Villa Los Almácigos

Los Almácigos
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceSantiago Rodríguez
Municipality since1996
Municipal DistrictsNone
 • Total207.2 km2 (80.0 sq mi)
Elevation211 m (692 ft)
 • Total11,183
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (AST)
Distance11 km (6.8 mi) to Sabaneta

Villa Los Almácigos is a city and municipality of the Santiago Rodríguez province, in northwestern Dominican Republic. It is also called Los Almácigos, or just simply Villa.

History[change | change source]

On 6 March 1863, there was a meeting in this town of the leaders of the Restoration War against Spain. The Dominicans had lost the first battles and in this meeting they decided to stop the fight for a moment and they went to Haiti to prepare for the next battles.

In 1937, it was named Villa Generalísimo in honor of the dictator Trujillo but in 1962 the town got again its old name.

Villa Los Almácigos was elevated to the category of municipal district of San Ignacio de Sabaneta by the law 659 of 2 May 1974. It is municipality since 19 September 1996.

Population[change | change source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 11,183: 6,069 men and 5,684 women. The urban population was 35.5% of the total population.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Villa Los Almácigos is on the northern side of the Cordillera Central ("Central mountain range") and has a total area of 207.2 km2 (80 sq mi), about 18.1% of the total area of the province of Santiago Rodríguez.[1] The city is an elevation of 211 m (692 ft),[2] and at 11 km (6.8 mi) to the west of Sabaneta, the capital of the province.

It does not have any municipal district (a municipal district is a subdivision of a municipality).[3]

The municipality of Villa Los Almácigos has the municipality of Sabaneta to the north and east, the Elías Piña province to the south and the Dajabón province to the west.

Economy[change | change source]

The main economic activity of the municipality is farming.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sabaneta". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  3. "División Territorial 2015" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2016.