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is the capital of the Elías Piña
Elías Piña is one of the 31 provinces of the Dominican Republic. It is located in the western part of the country, on the border with Haiti. Its capital city is Comendador....
province of the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of La Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries...
. It has a border crossing to the Haiti
Haiti , officially the Republic of Haiti , is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Ayiti was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island...
an town Belladère
Belladère is a town in the Lascahobas Arrondissement, inside the Centre Department of Haiti. Its border crossing to Comendador is one of the four chief land crossings to the Dominican Republic.-References:...
The municipality had, in 2002, a total population of 25,475. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal district
The provinces of the Dominican Republic are divided into two or more municipalities with the exception of the Distrito Nacional which consist of only one municipality Santo Domingo...
The city was named after its founder, the "Comendador of Lares" (Comendador
was the chief of a military
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or religious order
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) but on 29 November 1930 it was changed to Elías Piña. By the Law 342 of 29 May 1972 the city was named again Comendador
The main economic activity of the municipality is agriculture
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with Haiti is also an important economic activity.