Sabana Yegua

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Sabana Yegua
Municipality
Sabana Yegua is located in the Dominican Republic
Sabana Yegua
Sabana Yegua
Location in Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 18°27′N 70°39′W / 18.450°N 70.650°W / 18.450; -70.650Coordinates: 18°27′N 70°39′W / 18.450°N 70.650°W / 18.450; -70.650
Country Dominican Republic
Province Azua
Established 2000
Area[1]
 • Total 101.58 km2 (39.22 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 26,552
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)

Sabana Yegua is a municipality (municipio) of the Azua province in the Dominican Republic.


It located currently in the kilometer 11 of the highway Azua-San Juan, old was located more to the south, next to San Juan de la Maguana, after crossing Villarpando, entering for the crossing of El Corozo.

It was transferred to the current location, due to the construction of the Dam of Sabana Yegua, on the riverbed Yaque del Sur, when completed its filled earlier than expected, due to the step of the hurricane David October 31, 1979, causing the massive eviction and by force of its inhabitants, which did not avoid the death of many people.

Its hydroelectric power station generates an important quantity of the energy electrica of the country. The irrigation ditch by-product of Sabana also contributes a volume of 8 m³ of water, what has changed the economy of Azua, and where they have been established several important agroindustrias.

Sabana Yegua was and continues being of the districts but prosperous of the province Azua, and the largest one of the human settlements created by the Dominican government. Its economy is based on the present time in the cultivation of platain, bananas, tomato aji, eggplants, cilantro, onion and other.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica