Yaguate

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San Gregorio de Yaguate
San Gregorio de Yaguate is located in the Dominican Republic
San Gregorio de Yaguate
San Gregorio de Yaguate
Yaguate in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 18°19′48″N 70°10′48″W / 18.33000°N 70.18000°W / 18.33000; -70.18000Coordinates: 18°19′48″N 70°10′48″W / 18.33000°N 70.18000°W / 18.33000; -70.18000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province San Cristóbal
Area[1]
 • Total 121.81 km2 (47.03 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 92,586
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Municipal Districts
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Yaguate is a municipality (municipio) of the San Cristóbal province in the Dominican Republic.[3]

Geography[edit]

Yaguate is located about 30 miles from San Cristóbal near the DR-2 that goes to Baní.

The town square has a basketball court, along with a several churches. There is also the Ayuntamiento, the town hall. There is a small secondary school, a clinic, and a few small grocery stores, along with several bars. The region is filled with sugar cane fields, and nearby the town is a large sugar refinery called "Ingenio Caei."

If you take the road heading north from the town it will lead through several small neighborhoods, and will lead to the Nizao river. There are many sand mines in the area, but there are some very good swimming spots as the river is very clear. Farther up the road is the Valdesia Dam.

In 2003 the town suffered a terrible flood that killed one person who died due to a locked door that trapped the individual inside and covered roughly half of the town. Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints helped to rescue many people from the flood.


Well-known people[edit]

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda, selected for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, was born January 18, 1989 in Yaguate.

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. 

In Spanish News of Yaguate San Cristobal Dominican Republic