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Dominican Republic - Ruins of Engombe

The Engombe sugar mill is one of the most important examples of the Dominican industrial heritage from colonial times. For several centuries it was dedicated to the manufacturing of sugar. The area corresponding to the ruins occupies around 5.91 square kms.

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Engombe on UNESCO Website:

Engombe on the portal "Nuestro Patrimonio" (Our Heritage), of the government of the Dominican Republic:

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Dominican Republic

Historical name

Ingenio de Engombe (sugar mill of Engombe)


A 500 metros del peaje de la autopista 6 de Noviembre que conecta la ciudad de Santo Domingo y la provincia de San Cristóbal. (500 meters from the tollbooth of motorway 6 de Noviembre connecting the city of  Santo Domingo with the province of San Cristobal)   , PC: 10904 .


Agro-industrial complex


National monument


Route Religious-ceremonial site Workplace

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Current Use


Original use

Agro-industrial complex

Property kind



  • National Monument 1932-02-13
  • World Heritage Tentative List 2011-11-21