Santiago (de los Caballeros)

Santiago (de los Caballeros)

geographical name

City (pop., 2004 est.: 505,600), north-central Dominican Republic. It was founded c. 1500; it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1562 and rebuilt a few miles away. Ruins of the old city are still visible in the district of San Francisco de Jacagua. It is the country's second largest city; its economy depends mainly on the production of pharmaceuticals, cigarettes, rum, and coffee.

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