Hermanas Mirabal Province
|Development region||Cibao Nordeste (III)|
|- elevation||196 m (643 ft)|
|Area||427.4 km² (165 sq mi)|
|Population||92,193 (2010) |
|Density||216 /km² (559 /sq mi)|
2 municipal districts
|Congresspersons||1 Senator |
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
It was created on 1952 with the name Province Salcedo. In November 2007, its name was changed to Hermanas Mirabal. It was a municipality of the Espaillat province before being elevated to the category of province.
Origin of nameEdit
Hermanas Mirabal ("Mirabal Sisters") were three sisters (Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal) that lived in Ojo de Agua, a small town in this province, and that were killed on 25 November 1960 by people of the dictator Rafael Trujillo. That day, 25 November, is now known as the International Day of Non Violence Against Women.
The province was created in 1952 with the name of Salcedo province, with the municipalities of Salcedo and Tenares, that were parts of the Espaillat province; Salcedo was named as capital of the province.
In 1959, Villa Tapia became a municipal district of the province but was made a municipality in 1968. Blanco was made a municipal district in 1968 and Jamao Afuera in 2003.
In 2010 (last national census), there were 92,193 people living in the Hermanas Mirabal province, and 26,649 (28.9%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 215.7 persons/km², one of the highest in the country
Its population represents 0.98% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 24th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.
The Hermanas Mirabal province has a total area of 427.4 km2 (165.0 sq mi). It has 0.9% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 31st (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province; only the Distrito Nacional is smaller.
There are two geographic regions in the province. The northern half of the province is in the southern side of the Cordillera Septentrional (Northern mountain range); the mountains here are not very high. The southern half is in the Cibao valley.
The only protected area in the province is the Reserva Científica La Salcedoa ("Scientific Reserve La Salcedoa"), created to protect the habitat of an endemic plant: the Salcedoa mirabaliarum. The area is in a karstic region and includes part of the Espaillat province.
The climate of the province is a tropical climate, hot most of the year.
|Municipal Districts (code)||Population
|Jamao Afuera (190102)||4,251||92.8||45.8||700|
|Villa Tapia (190301)||24,871||91.4||272.1||107|
|Villa Tapia (190300)||24,871||91.4||272.1|
|Hermanas Mirabal province (190000)||92,193||427.4||215.7|
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