Villa Jaragua

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Villa Jaragua
Villa Jaragua is located in the Dominican Republic
Villa Jaragua
Villa Jaragua
Coordinates: 18°28′48″N 71°30′0″W / 18.48000°N 71.50000°W / 18.48000; -71.50000Coordinates: 18°28′48″N 71°30′0″W / 18.48000°N 71.50000°W / 18.48000; -71.50000
Country Dominican Republic
Province Bahoruco
Municipality since 1974
 • Total 120.23 km2 (46.42 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 13,562
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Municipal Districts 0

Villa Jaragua is a city and a municipality in the Bahoruco province of the Dominican Republic, close to the Lake Enriquillo.

The town was known as Barbacoa but Trujillo named it as Villa Trujillo Valdéz after his father. In 1961, its name was changed to the present one, Villa Jaragua.


  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived April 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica