Gurabo, Dominican Republic
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|Municipality||Santiago de los Caballeros|
|• Total||664.37 km2 (256.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||173 m (568 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
– Santo Domingo
Gurabo is a suburban section in northeast Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. It contains a population estimated at 42,000. Gurabo is best known for its Tobacco Plantations and Amber Mines.
The growth of Santiago de los Caballeros has also spurred the development of Gurabo, being that the latter is adjacent to the former. Gurabo was once very rural yet has always had agricultural, industrial, commercial and textile sectors. Today, it retains these sectors yet with its growth there are many housing developments, which began in the late 1990s. This has led to Gurabo being considered a satellite city of Santiago.
Amongst the famous people born in Gurabo we can find:
- Former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía and his wife, First Lady Rosa Gomez Arias.
- Maria Josefa de los Santos Dominguez Gomez, wife of President Juan Isidro Jimenes.
- Brothers Ruben and Muni Diaz Moreno, participants in the revolts for the return of Dominican constitutionality in 1965.
- Victor Mendez, politician.
- Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
- Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- "Gurabo y Cienfuegos: dos ciudades satélites de Santiago". ProvinciasDominicanas.org. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
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