Comendador, Dominican Republic

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Comendador is located in the Dominican Republic
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
 • 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.


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]


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.


The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture.


  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