Comendador, Dominican Republic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Comendador, Elías Piña)
Jump to: navigation, search
Comendador
Comendador is located in the Dominican Republic
Comendador
Comendador
Coordinates: 18°52′39″N 71°42′10″W / 18.87750°N 71.70278°W / 18.87750; -71.70278
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Elías Piña
Founded 1868
Area[1]
 • Total 252.93 km2 (97.66 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 395 m (1,296 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 43,894
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Urban 27,908
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

255 km
Municipal Districts 2
Climate Aw

Comendador is the capital of the Elías Piña province of the Dominican Republic. It has a border crossing to the Haitian town Belladère.

Population[edit]

The municipality had, in 2012, a total population of 43,894. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal district Sabana Larga.[3]

History[edit]

The city was named after its founder, the "Comendador of Lares" (Comendador was the chief of a military or religious order) but on 29 November 1930 it was changed to Elías Piña. By the Law 342 of 29 May 1972 the city was named again Comendador.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived April 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana. 
  3. ^ a b Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda,Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived September 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 18°53′N 71°42′W / 18.883°N 71.700°W / 18.883; -71.700