San Fernando de Monte Cristi


San Fernando de Monte Cristi

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San Fernando de Monte Cristi is the capital of Monte Cristi Province, Dominican Republic.

It is located in the northwest of the country in the coastal lowlands, close to the border with Haiti.

History

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 1500s.

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. [cite web
url=http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9053502/Montecristi
title=Montecristi
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accessdate=2007-08-02
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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. The also sailed from "La Granja" beach, also in Montecristi, to Cuba to fight for its independence.

ee also

*Monte Cristi Pipe Wreck
*Monte Cristi National Park

Footnotes


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