Ciudad Trujillo, official name given to the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 8 January 1936, in honor of President Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. On 21 November 1961, almost six months after Trujillo's assassination, the city was renamed Santo Domingo, as it had been called since its founding in 1496. During Trujillo's domination (1930–1961) the city grew from a population of less than 100,000 to nearly 400,000 and experienced considerable modernization. The metropolitan area in 2005 had more than 2,000,000 inhabitants.
See alsoTrujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidasxml .
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