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The Dominican city of Pedernales is the capital of the Pedernales Province, in the Dominican Republic. It is located in the southwest of the country, on the border, and has a crossing to the Haitian town of Anse-à-Pitres.National Parks Parque Nacional Jaragua Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco These two parks, along with Lake Enriquillo and adjoining zones of the Municipality Pedernales, form the first biosphere reserve in the country.HistoryThe official foundation of the colony of Pedernales was produced in the year 1927 during the Government of Horacio Vásquez, who appointed as Administrator to the well-known writer Sócrates Nolasco.The colonists proceeded of Duvergé mostly. The first one was Mrs Epiphany Rocha, later other families from Barahona arrived, Oviedo and Villa Jaragua. In the year 1937 the highway was built to join with this locality and Oviedo, in whose works they participated 500 men divided into brigades of 10 each one.By Resolution of the City Hall of Enriquillo in the 1938, Pedernales was raised to Municipal District.The name of Pedernales stems from the denomination Flint that is a variety of very common quartz of yellowish color "that produces spark with the link". This stone is found in the river of Pedernales, that limit frontier in the south extreme between Haiti and Dominican Republic.Add Pedernales and other destinations in Dominican Republic to your travel plans using our Dominican Republic travel planning tool.
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Nature Combo Oviedo Lagoon & Bahia de las Aguilas BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $162
Duration: 10 hours
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