San José de Ocoa (city)

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San José de Ocoa
Municipality
San José de Ocoa (city) is located in Dominican Republic
San José de Ocoa
Coordinates: 18°33′N 70°30′W / 18.55°N 70.5°W / 18.55; -70.5Coordinates: 18°33′N 70°30′W / 18.55°N 70.5°W / 18.55; -70.5
Country  Dominican Republic
Province San José de Ocoa
Municipal Districts 4
Founded 1805
Municipality since 1858
Area[1]
 • Total 484.87 km2 (187.21 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 475 m (1,558 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 39,451
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban 27,349
  Including populations of its municipal districts
Demonym Ocoeño (female, ocoeña)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance 47 km (29 mi) to Baní
115 km (71 mi) to Santo Domingo

The Dominican city of San José de Ocoa is the head municipality of the San José de Ocoa province, on the southern part of the country and close to the River Ocoa. Its old name was El Maniel.

Population[change | edit source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 39,451: 20,838 men and 18,613 women. The urban population was 69.32% of the total population. In this numbers are included the population of the municipal districts El Naranjal, El Pinar and Nizao-Las Auyamas. The population of the city of San José de Ocoa without those municipal districts was 25,710.[3]

Economy[change | edit source]

The main economic activity of the province is agriculture; the main products are coffee, beans and potato. Other vegetable, as cabbage and carrot are also grown as well as some tropical fruits (avocado and mango).

References[change | edit source]

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. De la Fuente, Santiago (1976) (in Spanish). Geografía Dominicana. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.


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