Sabana Grande de Palenque

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Sabana Grande de Palenque
Sabana Grande de Palenque is located in the Dominican Republic
Sabana Grande de Palenque
Sabana Grande de Palenque
Sabana Grande de Palenque in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 18°16′12″N 70°09′00″W / 18.27000°N 70.15000°W / 18.27000; -70.15000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province San Cristóbal
Area[1]
 • Total 30.13 km2 (11.63 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 30,247
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Municipal Districts
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Sabana Grande de Palenque is a municipality (municipio) of the San Cristóbal province in the Dominican Republic.[3]

History[edit]

It was elevated to the category of municipal district of the San Cristóbal municipality on January 1, 1945 and to the category of municipality in 1997 by the Dominican Congress.

Geography[edit]

Palenque is located at the coast of the Caribbean Sea near San Cristóbal. It is divided into its seat (cabecera literally head) Sabana Grande de Palenque and two districts (Secciones): Sabana Palenque and Juan Barón. It has some of the most popular beaches among the region's locals, but is generally not considered one of the major tourist destinations of the country.


Notable residents[edit]

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°16′N 70°09′W / 18.267°N 70.150°W / 18.267; -70.150