|San Ignacio de Sabaneta|
|• Total||804.47 km2 (310.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||124 m (407 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
– Santo Domingo
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.
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.
Notable people from Sabaneta
- Fefita la Grande Dominican Musician who composed Merengue "Tipico" and is known for her Perico Ripiao