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Constanza has a recent history. It is a municipality of La Vega. Precedents ensure that this valley has carried 4,000 years of existence. Its origin is related to the Pliocene period. Other versions maintain that a group of explorers knew this place in colonial times.

Further remarks made by the vegan historian Jose Agustin Concepcion in his book ‘’Constanza’’, says that the foundation of the town dates back to 1894. Its first residents began to settle in the year of 1750, nevertheless, Constanza was a sparsely uninhabited place, due to the lack of roads made by the difficult access to the site and living conditions.

In the course of time, the number of residents has increased, currently estimated about 229,44 people. Due to agricultural development, Constanza has become the most productive town in Dominican Republic. The land produces a variety of products, not only agreeable to taste, but filled with color and splendor all around.

Constanza has been influenced by the culture and customs of three colonies: Spanish, Japanese and Hungarian; the great influences of these colonies have placed this town in the international eye. From the Spaniards we have learned the hard work, Japanese have taught the ingenuity of cultivate the land and Hungarians marked his history making them understand that we must defend the identity. Today, after so many decades, there is a strong presence of Spaniards and Japanese.

The name of Constanza was given in honor of a cacique’s daughter who lived in the sixteenth century. It is a christian name and has never been changed.

Constanza has been the scene of historic events such as the deed of Constanza, Maimon and Estero Hondo. It was an anti-Trujillo military expedition in June 1959 landed the town of Constanza, extending along the beaches of Maimon and Estero Hondo. The results were not as expected, but still contributed to the overthrow of the tyrant Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina.

Personage:

Constanza owns characters that cheer her story. A case in point may be the Doña Benza. This is a lady who has earned the support his family making a sweet (panela), which until now few can do. Decades of work, burning the midnight front of the stove will have resulted in a great reception by the people of the valley and the people who visit the place.

Historical curiosity:

There is a legend of the Virgin of Altagracia, whose image, which is located in the Loma de Casabito marks raising and lowering the valley. The story goes that one day a drunken man attacked the image, shooting virgin eyes. Once committed the outrage he prepared to get to his home in Constanza, and before to get there was already blind.

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This website is made possible by support from the US Agency for International Desarrolo (USAID) under the terms of Cooperative Agreement No. AID-517-A-12-00001 implemented Competetitividad Dominican Tourist Consortium (CDCT). The content and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the government of the United States.

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