San Cristóbal


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San Cristóbal

(sän krēstō`bäl), city (1993 pop. 88,376), S Dominican Republic, on a Caribbean coastal plain. The city was founded in the late 16th cent. The first Dominican constitution was signed in San Cristóbal in 1844. The dictator Rafael TrujilloTrujillo Molina, Rafael Leonidas
, 1891–1961, president of the Dominican Republic (1930–38, 1942–52). Trained by U.S. marines during U.S. occupation of the country, he was army chief in the presidency of Horacio Vásquez, whom he ousted in 1930.
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 was born there in 1891. Nearby is an agricultural institute.

San Cristóbal

(sän krēstō`bäl), city (1990 pop. 220,675), capital of Táchira state, W Venezuela, in a mountainous region near the Colombian border. It is a commercial, transportation, and industrial center. Textiles, leather products, cement, and tobacco are produced, and coffee, sugar, pineapples, and corn are exported. San Cristóbal was founded in 1561 and was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1875.

San Cristóbal

(sän krēstō`bäl), active volcano, c.5,725 ft (1,745 m) high, Chinandega dept., NW Nicaragua. Part of a complex of five volcanic mountains, it is the country's highest volcano and one of the most active along Nicaragua's Pacific coast. Eruptions of the volcano, also known as El Viejo, have been recorded since the 16th cent.
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San Cristóbal

 

a city in the southern Dominican Republic. Population, 40,000 (1969). San Cristobal is a trade center for an agricultural region that grows sugarcane, coffee, rice, fruits, and vegetables and raises livestock. Food-processing enterprises are located in San Cristóbal.


San Cristóbal

 

a city in western Venezuela, capital of Táchira State. Population, 156,600 (1970). Located at the southwestern foot of the Cordillera Mérida, on the Caracas-Bogotá (Columbia) Highway, San Cristóbal is a trade center for an agricultural region that produces coffee, sugarcane, rice, and tobacco. Coffee and leathers are processed. Textiles, footwear, cigarettes, and cement are manufactured. Uranium ores are mined north of San Cristóbal.


San Cristobal

 

a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, one of the southern Solomon Islands. Area, 3,048 sq km. Population, approximately 11,000 (1971). The island is mountainous, with elevations reaching 1,249 m, and is covered with a tropical forest. There are coconut palm and sweet potato plantations on San Cristobal.

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