Duvergé, Independencia, Dominican Republic

Duvergé is a municipality in the Independencia province of the Dominican Republic. It is located in the southwestern part of the country, on the border with Haiti. The municipality has a population of about 30,000 people.


Duvergé is known for its beautiful scenery, its agricultural production, and its traditional Dominican culture. The municipality is home to several mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. The main agricultural products in Duvergé are coffee, cacao, and bananas.

Here are some of the things to do in Duvergé:

  • Visit the Salto de Agua Blanca (White Water Falls): This waterfall is about 100 feet high and plunges into a crystal-clear pool.
  • Go hiking in the Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco (Sierra de Bahoruco National Park): This park is home to stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.
  • Visit the town's traditional Dominican villages: Duvergé is home to several traditional Dominican villages, where you can experience the culture and way of life of the Dominican people.
  • Visit the Iglesia Parroquial de San Rafael (San Rafael Parish Church): This church is a beautiful example of Spanish colonial architecture.

The best time to visit Duvergé is during the dry season, which goes from November to April. The weather is warm and sunny during this time, with average temperatures in the high 20s Celsius.

The currency in Duvergé is the Dominican peso (DOP). The exchange rate is currently about DOP 58 per USD 1.

The official language of Duvergé is Spanish.

Here are some additional information about Duvergé:

  • The municipality was founded in 1772.
  • The name Duvergé is derived from the name of a Taíno cacique who once ruled the area.
  • Duvergé is home to the Parque Nacional Sierra de Bahoruco, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The municipality is also home to the Lago Enriquillo, which is the largest lake in the Dominican Republic.
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