Hermanas Mirabal Province

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Hermanas Mirabal
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Salcedo
 - elevation 196 m (643 ft)
 - coordinates 19°25′12″N 70°23′24″W / 19.42000°N 70.39000°W / 19.42000; -70.39000Coordinates: 19°25′12″N 70°23′24″W / 19.42000°N 70.39000°W / 19.42000; -70.39000
Area 440.43 km2 (170 sq mi)
Population 121,887 (2014) [1]
Density 277/km2 (717/sq mi)
Province since 1952
Subdivisions 3 municipalities
2 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-19
Postal Code 34000
Location of the Hermanas Mirabal Province

Hermanas Mirabal (Spanish pronunciation: [erˈmanas miɾaˈβal], Mirabal Sisters) is a province of the Dominican Republic. It was split from Espaillat Province in 1952 and was originally called Salcedo, the name of its capital city; it is still referred to by this name sometimes. The name change came on November 21, 2007.[2][3] It commemorates the Mirabal sisters, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by giving up a privileged life to fight against the powerful Dominican leader, Rafael Trujillo. The Mirabal sisters came from Salcedo and they were buried here after their murder.[4][5]

The province is very fertile and its main agricultural product is plantain.[6][7]

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distritos municipales - D.M.) within them:[8]

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of 2012. Urban populations are those living in the seats (cabeceras, literally "heads") of municipalities or of municipal districts; Rural populations are those living in the districts (secciones, literally "sections") and neighborhoods (parajes, literally "places") outside of them.[9]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Salcedo 62,643 34,080 28,563
Tenares 30,110 19,926 10,184
Villa Tapia 30,021 14,521 15,500
Hermanas Mirabal province 121,887 67,640 54,247

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ Camara de Diputados. "Proyecto de Ley mediante el cual se modifica el nombre de la provincia Salcedo a provincia Hermanas Mirabal" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ Diario Libre. "Provincia Salcedo pasa a llamarse "Hermanas Mirabal"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  4. ^ El Tiempo. "La historia de las hermanas Mirabal" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  5. ^ Educando. "Las hermanas Mirabal en otra dimensión" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  6. ^ Hoy.com.do. "Consumo de plátanos en RD 160 millones por mes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  7. ^ La Informacion. "Sobreproducción yuca y plátanos dificulta venta en los mercados" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  8. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  9. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Censos y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

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