Ramón Santana, San Pedro de Macorís

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Ramón Santana
Ramón Santana is located in the Dominican Republic
Ramón Santana
Ramón Santana
Coordinates: 18°33′N 69°10′W / 18.550°N 69.167°W / 18.550; -69.167
Country Dominican Republic
Province San Pedro de Macorís
Municipality since 1980
Area[1]
 • Total 249.92 km2 (96.49 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 16,548
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)

Ramon Santana is a municipality (municipio) of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the Dominican Republic.[3]

Its original name was Guasa (also spelt Guaza) but, in 1899, was changed to Ramón Santana after the twin brother of Pedro Santana.

Geography[edit]

The town is on the right side of the Soco river. The Guasa river, a tributary of the Soco, is close to the town.

History[edit]

In 1888, it was made a Puesto Cantonal (a "military post"), similar to the present Municipal district, of the El Seibo province.

In 1938, Ramón Santana was transferred to the San Pedro de Macorís province as a municipality.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  3. ^ 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). Retrieved 2007-01-24. 

Coordinates: 18°33′N 69°11′W / 18.550°N 69.183°W / 18.550; -69.183