Yamasá

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Yamasá
Municipality
Yamasá is located in the Dominican Republic
Yamasá
Yamasá
Coordinates: 18°46′N 70°01′W / 18.767°N 70.017°W / 18.767; -70.017Coordinates: 18°46′N 70°01′W / 18.767°N 70.017°W / 18.767; -70.017
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Monte Plata
Area[1]
 • Total 441.61 km2 (170.51 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 82 m (269 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 57,982
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Municipal Districts 1
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

42 km (26 mi)

Yamasá is a municipality (municipio) of the Monte Plata province in the Dominican Republic. It includes the municipal district (distrito municipal) of Los Botados.[3] Yamasa is north of the capital city of Santo Domingo. The Rio Ozama, one of Dominican Republic's longest rivers, passes through Yamasa

Farming[edit]

Primarily a rural agriculture community, sugar cane, plantains and "Madame Francis" mangoes are common staples grown in Yamasa.

Famous citizens[edit]

  • Baseball Player Cesar Hernandez who played for the Cincinnati Reds was born in Yamasa in 1966.
  • Enny Pichardo, a former New York Correspondent for NTN24 and currently reporting for Noticiero Univisión, was born in Yamasa in 1982.

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. ^ "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. 20 June 2006. Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011.