Provinces of the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic has thirty-one (31) provinces (in Spanish, provincias). The President of the Republic appoints a Civil Governor (Gobernador Civil) in every province. The only function of the Governor is to represent the President of the Republic in the province.

The people who live in the province elect one Senator (Senador) and at least two (2) Representatives (Diputados) for the National Congress.

The National District (Distrito Nacional) is similar to a province but without a Civil Governor and with only one municipality, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the national capital.

There are two (2) or more municipalities (in Spanish and in singular, municipio) in every province. The municipalities are governed by municipal councils and mayors elected by popular vote. The municipal districts (in Spanish and in singular, distrito municipal) are subdivisions of some municipalities ruled by a municipal council and a mayor.

The Dominican Republic has 154 municipalities and 202 municipal districts.

The following is a table of the provinces and their capital cities. Population figures in the following table are from the 2010 census.[1]

Province Capital Area (km²)[2] Population Density Map
Azua Azua de Compostela 2,531.77 214,311 85 1
Baoruco Neiba 1,282.23 97,313 76 2
Barahona Santa Cruz de Barahona 1,739.38 187,105 108 3
Dajabón Dajabón 1,020.73 63,955 63 4
Distrito Nacional Santo Domingo de Guzmán 104.44 965,040 9,240 D.N.
Duarte San Francisco de Macorís 1,605.35 289,574 180 5
Elías Piña Comendador 1,426.20 63,029 44 6
El Seibo Santa Cruz del Seibo 1,786.80 87,680 49 7
Espaillat Moca 838.62 231,938 277 8
Hato Mayor Hato Mayor del Rey 1,329.29 85,017 64 9
Hermanas Mirabal Salcedo 440.43 92,193 209 21
Independencia Jimaní 2,006.44 52,589 26 10
La Altagracia Salvaleón de Higüey 3,010.34 273,210 91 11
La Romana La Romana 653.95 245,433 375 12
La Vega Concepción de la Vega 2,287.24 394,205 172 13
María Trinidad Sánchez Nagua 1,271.71 140,925 111 14
Monseñor Nouel Bonao 992.39 165,224 167 15
Monte Cristi San Fernando de Monte Cristi 1,924.35 109,607 57 16
Monte Plata Monte Plata 2,632.14 185,956 71 17
Pedernales Pedernales 2,074.53 31,587 15 18
Peravia Baní 792.33 184,344 233 19
Puerto Plata San Felipe de Puerto Plata 1,852.90 321,597 174 20
Samaná Santa Bárbara de Samaná 853.74 101,494 119 22
Sánchez Ramírez Cotuí 1,196.13 151,392 127 23
San Cristóbal San Cristóbal 1,265.77 569,930 450 24
San José de Ocoa San José de Ocoa 855.40 59,544 70 25
San Juan San Juan de la Maguana 3,569.39 232,333 65 26
San Pedro de Macorís San Pedro de Macorís 1,255.46 290,458 231 27
Santiago Santiago de los Caballeros 2,836.51 963,422 340 28
Santiago Rodríguez San Ignacio de Sabaneta 1,111.14 57,476 52 29
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Este 1,296.35 2,374,370 1,832 30
Valverde Mao 823.38 163,030 198 31
Total 48,666.83 9,445,281 194 -
Map of the provinces of the Dominican Republic.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). http://censo2010.one.gob.do/resultados/Resumen_resultados_generales_censo_2010.pdf. Retrieved 2013-1-29.
  2. Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "República Dominicana en Cifras 2006" (in Spanish) (PDF). http://www.one.gob.do/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=326. Retrieved 2007-09-12.

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