Peralta, Azua

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Peralta
Municipality
Peralta is located in the Dominican Republic
Peralta
Peralta
Coordinates: 18°31′N 70°47′W / 18.517°N 70.783°W / 18.517; -70.783Coordinates: 18°31′N 70°47′W / 18.517°N 70.783°W / 18.517; -70.783
Country Dominican Republic
Province Azua
Area
 • Total 115.85 km2 (44.73 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 8,596
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)

Peralta is a municipality (municipio) of the Azua province in the Dominican Republic.[1]


The village resides at 5,000-7,000 feet in the mountains. It is about a 40-50 minute trip up and down the mountain to the city of Azua de Compostela. The village is primarily focused on agriculture, livestock, and fruits. Electricity is available for all inhabitants in Peralta. However, it does go out from time to time. Blackouts can range from an hour to the whole day.

There are two rivers in the village, many of the villagers bathe in the river even though they have access to running water. There are a total of four major barrios: Los Jobos, El Higüero, El Mercado, Camboya. People tend to blast music out of their stereo usually meregue, bachata, or reggaeton. Reggaeton tends to be the favorite among the youth.

Peralta works with Plan International- an organization that works worldwide to achieve lasting improvements for children living in poverty in developing countries. Peralta has also hosted volunteers in 2003, 2006 and 2010 from Amigos de las Américas, a nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to excel in leadership roles promoting public health, education, and community development throughout the Americas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 


They do have access to running water (since mid70's.)