Vicente Noble

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Vicente Noble
Vicente Noble is located in the Dominican Republic
Vicente Noble
Vicente Noble
Coordinates: 18°23′N 71°11′W / 18.383°N 71.183°W / 18.383; -71.183Coordinates: 18°23′N 71°11′W / 18.383°N 71.183°W / 18.383; -71.183
Country Dominican Republic
Province Barahona
Area
 • Total 225.63 km2 (87.12 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 14,758
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)

Vicente Noble is a municipality in Barahona province in the Dominican Republic.

It is bordered on the north by Padre Las Casas municipality, Azua Province and Vallejuelo in San Juan Province; to the east by the Azua de Compostela municipality; to the south by the Jaquimeyes section in Barahona Province; and to the west by Tamayo municipality, Neiba municipality, and the Yaque del Sur River that acts as a limit for both these municipalities.

Vicente Noble was founded by two families from Azua de Compostela. The town was given various names until it was called Vicente Noble by President Rafael Trujillo in commemoration of the actions of General Vicente Noble in battles against the Haitians.

The Vicente Noble municipality is primarily agricultural. The crops of highest productivity are plantain, banana, coconut, tomatoes, pepper, eggplant, yucca, rice, beans, maize, "guandules" and sweet potato.

Thousands of emigrants from Vicente Noble now live in Spain and do domestic work. Their remittance of money constitutes an important source of income for the community.

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