San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic

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San Cristóbal
Skyline of San Cristóbal
Nickname(s): Cuna de la Constitución
San Cristóbal is located in the Dominican Republic
San Cristóbal
San Cristóbal
San Cristóbal in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 18°25′12″N 70°06′36″W / 18.42000°N 70.11000°W / 18.42000; -70.11000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province San Cristóbal
Government
 • Mayor of San Cristóbal Raul Mondesí
 • Senator of San Cristobal Tommy Galán
 • Governor of San Cristobal Gamalier Montas
Area[1]
 • Total 226.52 km2 (87.46 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 275,232
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Demonym Sancristobalense
Municipal Districts 1
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

26 km (16 mi)
Website San Cristóbal website

San Cristóbal[4] is a municipality (municipio) and the capital of the San Cristóbal province in the Dominican Republic. Within the municipality there is one municipal district (distrito municipal): Hato Damas.[5]

Sectors[edit]

  • 5 de abril
  • Canastica
  • El Pomier
  • Hatillo
  • La Cruz
  • La Guandulera
  • La Suiza
  • La Toma
  • Las Flores
  • Lava Pies
  • Los Cacaitos
  • Los Molinas
  • Los Montones
  • Los Corozos
  • Los Novas
  • Madre Vieja Norte
  • Madre Vieja Sur
  • Medina
  • Moscú
  • Pueblo Nuevo
  • Sabana Toro
  • Villa Fundación
  • Villa Liberación
  • Villa Valdez
  • Zona Verde
  • miracielo
  • Villa Mercedes
  • Las Arecas
  • Madre Vieja Sur
  • Madre vieja Norte
  • Villa Liveracion
  • Najayo Arriba
  • Yaguate
  • Cambita
  • Doña Ana
  • Hatillo
  • Nicole
  • San Isidro
  • Nigua

History[edit]

San Cristóbal was founded in the late 16th century. The first Dominican constitution was signed here in 1844. Rafael Trujillo, dictator from 1930 to 1961, was born here in 1891 and buried in 1961 in a plot to end his 30-year regime. He built many monuments in his hometown, such as La Toma, to honor himself.

Geography[edit]

San Cristobal Is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) on the DR-2 from Santo Domingo and close to Bajos de Haina. It's Located near the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The topography is hilly as you go farther inland into the Cordillera Central mountain range.

Notable People from San Cristóbal[edit]

Sites of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana Republicaaa (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana. 
  3. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  4. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/521037/San-Cristobal
  5. ^ 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°25′N 70°08′W / 18.417°N 70.133°W / 18.417; -70.133