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El Cercado

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Country  Dominican Republic
Area  283 km²
Local time  Tuesday 7:03 PM
Municipal Districts  2
Population  25,688 (2012)
Province  San Juan Province
El Cercado
Weather  22°C, Wind SE at 11 km/h, 74% Humidity

El Cercado is a town in the San Juan province of the Dominican Republic.


Map of El Cercado, Dominican Republic


The community of El Cercado was founded in 1845 by President Pedro Santana. It previously belonged to the municipality of Bánica and was called the Sabana del Bohío, and was elevated to town by President Fernando Arturo de Meriño in 1888. The first families to settle in this area were Florencio Montero, Telésforo de Oleo, Encarnación, Manuelica y Fidel Matos and Leonardo Brito. El Cercado people have the reputation for being very hospitable, friendly and kind.

The main economic source is agriculture consisting of cattle, snuff, honey, wax, leather and coffee. The main form of communication was the horse, which started the mail service.


El Cercado has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification: Aw).


El Cercado Wikipedia

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