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
CountryDominican Republic
ProvinceBahoruco
Municipality since1974
Area
 • Total120.23 km2 (46.42 sq mi)
Population
(2012)[2]
 • Total13,562
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Municipal Districts0

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.

References[edit]

  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