San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the Dominican Republic. San Pedro de Macorís is home to the Universidad Central del Este. San Pedro de Macoris was founded in the late 19th century by Cubans who were fleeing their country's War of Independence. They brought their extensive sugar cane farming knowledge and contributed to making the sugar industry the most important economic activity in the area. San Pedro de Macorís reached its peak during the first quarter of the 20th century, when its sugar production enjoyed high prices on the...
|Area:||52.5 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||San Pedro de Macoris|