Monte Cristi (Dominican Republic)
|San Fernando de Monte Cristi|
|• Total||455.5 km2 (175.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||94/km2 ( 240/sq mi)|
– Santo Domingo
It is located in the northwest of the country in the coastal lowlands, close to the border with Haiti.
Populated in 1533 by Juan de Bolaños and 63 families from the Canary Islands. These migrated to various parts of the country after failing to establish successfully. Later repopulated and became a very wealthy port in the mid-to-late 16th century.
In 1606, one hundred years after its founding, it was destroyed as retribution for doing business with pirates. In 1756 the city was rebuilt and again became a prosperous trading center, until the early 20th century.
In 1895, was the site of the signing of el Manifiesto de Montecristi by Máximo Gómez and José Martí, at Máximo Gómez home located on Mella St. They sailed from "La Granja" beach, also in Montecristi, to Cuba to fight for its independence.
- Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
- Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda,Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- "Montecristi". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2007-08-02.