Monte Plata

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This article is about the municipality. For the province, see Monte Plata Province.
Monte Plata
Municipality
Monte Plata is located in the Dominican Republic
Monte Plata
Monte Plata
Coordinates: 18°48′36″N 69°47′24″W / 18.81000°N 69.79000°W / 18.81000; -69.79000Coordinates: 18°48′36″N 69°47′24″W / 18.81000°N 69.79000°W / 18.81000; -69.79000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Monte Plata
Founded 1606
Area[1]
 • Total 623.55 km2 (240.75 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 57,553
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Municipal Districts 3
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

153 km

Monte Plata is a municipality (municipio) and the capital of the Monte Plata province in the Dominican Republic. It includes the municipal districts (distritos municipal) of Boyá, Chirino, and Don Juan.[3]

History[edit]

Monte Plata was founded with the towns of Monte Cristi and Puerto Plata, which were destroyed by disposition of the king of Spain of the epoch and executed by Antonio Ozorio Governor of the Island, both towns gave name, they united Monte of Monte Cristi and calling it Plata Puerto Plata Monte Plata, were 87 neighbors that is to say heads of families the ones that founded to Monte Plata.

Hydrology[edit]

In the municipality the main rivers of the province are the Ozama and the Yabacao. Other rivers are tributary, Yamasá, Mijo, Sabita and Guanuma.

Culture[edit]

The main cultural wealth that have are its elements folk, dances, songs, stories, oral traditions and written, historic monuments, their popular religiousness, beliefs. These the mountainous foothills they form it, their rivers and gaps, which constitute a great wealth the tourism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana. 
  3. ^ "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. 20 June 2006. Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011.