Hermanas Mirabal Province


Hermanas Mirabal Province

Infobox Province Dominican Republic
Name = Hermanas Mirabal


coat-of-arms = COA Of Hermanas Mirabal.jpg



established_date = 1952
demonym = Hermanamirabaleño
Capital = Salcedo
capital_population = 187,420
capital_coor = 19_23_N_70_25_W_ 19° 23′ S 70° 25′ O
largest city = Salcedo
largest city population = 187,420
Area = 440.43
area_rank = 31
area_percentage = 0.9
Population = 243,001
population_rank = 19
population_date = 2008
population_percentage = 1.1
Density = 218.8
governor = Domingo Teodoro Payero Lora
ISO = 19
deputies = 2
municipalities = 3
districts = 2
website = http://provinciahermanasmirabal.org/

Hermanas Mirabal (aka Salcedo) 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). On the 21st of November 2007, President Leonel Fernandez changed the name "Hermanas Mirabal" to commemorate the Mirabal sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by giving up a privileged life to fight against the abuses of a powerful and corrupt Dominican dictator: Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina.

The province is very fertile and its main agriculture product is plantain.

The Mirabal sisters came from Salcedo and they are buried here too after their murder.

Municipalities and municipal districts

The province as of June 20 2006 is divided into the following municipalities ("municipios") and municipal districts ("distrito municipal" - D.M.) within them: [cite web |url=http://www.one.gob.do/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=113|title=Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006|author=Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos|language=Spanish|accessdate=2007-01-24]
*Salcedo
**Jamao Afuera (D.M.)
*Tenares
**Blanco (D.M.)
*Villa Tapia

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of the 2008 census. Urban population are those living in the seats ("cabeceras" literally heads) of municipalities or of municipal districts. Rural population are those living in the districts ("Secciones" literally sections) and neighborhoods ("Parajes" literally places) outside of them. [cite web |url=http://one.gob.do/censo/volumen_I_pdf.zip
format = PDF|title=VIII Censo 2002 Poplación y Vivienda|author=Oficina Nacional de Estadística|language=Spanish|accessdate=2007-01-24
]

For comparison with the municipalities and municipal districts of other provinces see the list of municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic.

Notable residents

The former vice president to Leonel Fernadez, Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal comes from a tiny town a few minutes away from Tenares, Salcedo by the name of Ojo de Agua or "Eye of Water." Also born in Ojo de Agua are the famed Mirabal sisters for whom the province is named.

Also Miss Dominican Republic 2008 Marianne Cruz is from the city of Salcedo

References

External links

* [http://www.one.gob.do/ Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Statistics Portal of the Dominican Republic]
* [http://www.one.gob.do/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=114 Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Maps with administrative division of the provinces of the Dominican Republic] , downloadable in PDF format


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