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San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal (sän krēstōˈbäl) [key], 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 Trujillo was born there in 1891. Nearby is an agricultural institute.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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