Río Limpio, Elías Piña

Río Limpio (in English, Clean River) is a Dominican municipal district of Pedro Santana in the Elías Piña Province.

Río Limpio
Municipality
Villa de Río Limpio
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceElías Piña
Municipal District since
1992
Area
 • Total312.2 km2 (120.5 sq mi)
Elevation
771 m (2,530 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total3,364
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,513
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (AST)

PopulationEdit

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 3,364: 1,913 men and 1,451 women. The urban population was 45% of the total population.[1]

HistoryEdit

Río Limpio became a municipal district of Pedro Santana by the law 36 of 15 November 1992.[2]

GeographyEdit

Río Limpio has an area of 312.2 km2 (120.5 sq mi). It is on the right side of the Vallecito river, a left tributary of the Artibonite river.

The town is to the west of the Loma Nalga de Maco mountain, 1,990 m (6,529 ft) high (19°12′35.35″N 71°28′48.32″E / 19.2098194°N 71.4800889°E / 19.2098194; 71.4800889 (Loma Nalga de Maco)), the highest mountain in the western Cordillera Central mountain range.[3]

The limits of the municipality are the Dajabón province to the northwest, the Santiago Rodríguez province to the northeast, the San Juan province to the east, the municipality of Pedro Santana to the south and Haiti to the west.

EconomyEdit

The main economic activity of the municipality is farming. The main crops are coffee and rice.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. Féliz, Werner D. (2004). División Político-Territorial Dominicana 1944-2004 (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: CONAU. p. 169.
  3. Departamento de Vida Silvestre (1992). Reconocimiento y Evaluación de los Recursos Naturales en Loma Nalga de Maco (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Secretaría de Estado de Agricultura.