Santiago Rodríguez Province
|Capital||San Ignacio de Sabaneta|
|- elevation||124 m (407 ft)|
|Area||1,111.14 km² (429 sq mi)|
|Density||51.7 /km² (134 /sq mi)|
0 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
Santiago Rodríguez is in the region known as Línea Noroeste ("Northwestern Line"). The province has the Monte Cristi and Valverde provinces to the north, the Santiago province to the east, the San Juan and Elías Piña provinces to the south and the Dajabón province to the west.
Origin of name [change]
Santiago Rodríguez was an officer of the Dominican army when the Dominican-Haitian War. He is one of the founder of the city of Sabaneta. He was an important military leader during the initial stages of the Restoration War (1863-1865).
There are three municipalities in the province. They are:
In 2010 (last national census), there were 57,476 people living in the Santiago Rodríguez province, and 27,559 (47.95%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 51.7 persons/km², one of the lowest in the country.
Its population represents 0.6% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 30th (out of 31 plus the National District) province.
The Cordillera Central ("Central mountain chain") is in the southern part of the province, and the Sierra Samba (or Sierra Zamba), a chain of low hills, runs across the northern half.
The climate of the province is a tropical climate, hot most of the year, but it is cooler on the mountains.
The only economic activity of importance is farming.
- Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- 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.