What does MOCA mean in Community?
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What does MOCA mean?
- Moca is the capital of Espaillat province in the Dominican Republic. Moca is located 11 miles/18 kilometers away from the country’s second biggest city, Santiago De Los Caballeros. Moca is also known for its many great crops and friendly people. It is known for it agricultural production. Also known as "La Villa Heroica" due to the amount of brave men and women from Moca who have played a major role in the Dominican Republic's history in bringing down two dictators, Ulises Heureaux and Rafael Trujillo, and bringing democracy back to the country. Moca has one of the most beautiful churches in the country named Corazon de Jesus. All its pane glass windows are originally from Italy depicting the apostles and Jesus' path to the crucifixion. Current Western Oklahoma State College pitcher/outfielder Danny Almonte was born here in 1987. Almonte's teammate at WOSC, Jose "Flaco Loco" Cuevas is also from Moca. The writer Aída Cartagena Portalatín was also born in Moca, in 1918. Mocanos coined name for people born in Moca. One of them is Franklin de Js. Torres a well known citizen who discovered the real origin of the world Moca and who is the youngest language teacher throughout the Dominican Republic. Torres has become one of the most credible historian of the new century. Through his research, he found a Taino settlement in Villa Trina led by a chittainship called Moca, whence originated the name of the capital of Espaillat privince, now known as Moca or MocaCity.