El Limón, Samaná

municipality district in the Dominican Republic

El Limón (in English, The Lemon) is a Municipal district of Santa Bárbara de Samaná, Samaná province, Dominican Republic. It is on the north coast of the Samaná Peninsula, on the Atlantic coast.

El Limón
El Limón is located in the Dominican Republic
El Limón
El Limón
Coordinates: 19°17′32″N 69°25′51″W / 19.29222°N 69.43083°W / 19.29222; -69.43083Coordinates: 19°17′32″N 69°25′51″W / 19.29222°N 69.43083°W / 19.29222; -69.43083
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceSamaná
Municipality since
2001
Area
 • Total65.73 km2 (25.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total7,024
 • Density107/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,652
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (AST)
Distance24 km (15 mi) to Samaná

It was made a municipal district on July 20, 2001.[3]

There are other two Municipal districts with the same name (El Limón) in the country: one in the Independencia province and the other in the Santiago province.

Théodore Chassériau, a French painter, was born in El Limón on 1819.[4]

PopulationEdit

In the last national census (2010), the district had a total population of 7,024: 3,622 men and 3,402 women. The urban population was 66.23% of the total population.[2]

EconomyEdit

 
Waterfall in El Limón, Samaná

The most important economic activities of the province are agriculture, fishing and tourism. Tourism, above all nature tourism, is important here because many tourists visit El Limón Waterfall.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived 2014-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  3. Féliz, Werner D. (2004). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004 (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. ISBN 999349391-0.
  4. Vega, Bernardo (2004). Breve historia de Samaná (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Fundación Cultural Dominicana. p. 23. ISBN 9993-42706-3.