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San Francisco de Macorís

Full nameSan Francisco de Macorís
CountryDominican Republic
Municipality since1844
Total Area294.8 sq mi (763.77 km2)
Elevation360.9 ft (110 m)
Total Population185618 (2002)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Pop. Estimate174879( 2008)
Urban (pop.)123762
Other information
Municipal Districts4

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San Francisco de Macorís is a city in the Dominican Republic. It is also the capital of the Duarte Province. It has had a very active role in the shaping of Dominican history, as it is known as one of, if not the most, politically active cities in the country. It is located in the northeast portion of the island, in the Cibao region. It is the home town of the author Hilma Contreras and home town of the world renowned playboy Porfirio Rubirosa.

The name San Francisco de Macorís comes from a fusion of the name of Saint Francis, patron saint of the Franciscan Order (a religious organization from Italy that had come to this territory during colonization) and the territory's old name, which is Macorix.

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