Sabaneta (city)

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San Ignacio de Sabaneta
San Ignacio de Sabaneta is located in the Dominican Republic
San Ignacio de Sabaneta
San Ignacio de Sabaneta
San Ignacio de Sabaneta in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19°29′0″N 71°21′0″W / 19.48333°N 71.35000°W / 19.48333; -71.35000Coordinates: 19°29′0″N 71°21′0″W / 19.48333°N 71.35000°W / 19.48333; -71.35000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santiago Rodríguez
Founded 1844
Municipality since 1858
Area[1]
 • Total 804.47 km2 (310.61 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 98,453
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

245 km
Municipal Districts
0

San Ignacio de Sabaneta is the capital and a municipality of Santiago Rodriguez in the northwestern part of the Dominican Republic. It is usually called only Sabaneta or Santiago Rodríguez.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1844 by Santiago Rodríguez and the brothers, Alejandro and José Bueno. The city laid in the centre of a small savanna, in Spanish, Sabaneta. In 1854, the town was elevated to the category of Military Post and in 1858 it was incorporated into a municipality of the Santiago province.

Sabaneta was the centre of the fight against the Spanish soldiers during the Restoration War (1863–1865).

When 1879 Monte Cristi became a province, San Ignacio de Sabaneta was made a municipality of that new province. When the new province of Santiago Rodríguez was created in 1948, San Ignacio de Sabaneta was made the head municipality of the province.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities of the municipality are tobacco, hides and milk.

Notable people from Sabaneta[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana. 
  3. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica