Santo Domingo Province
|Capital||Santo Domingo Este|
|Area||1,296.35 km² (501 sq mi)|
|Density||1,831.6 /km² (4,744 /sq mi)|
8 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
It was created on 16 October 2001. It was part of the Distrito Nacional (National District) before being elevated to the category of province with most of the territory of the old Distrito Nacional.
Santo Domingo is bordered to the north by the province of Monte Plata, to the east by San Pedro de Macorís and to the west by San Cristóbal. To the south of the province is the Caribbean Sea and the Distrito Nacional.
Origin of name [change]
The Santo Domingo province is named after the city of Santo Domingo, which has been always the capital city of the country.
The municipalities and their municipal districts (M.D.) are:
- Santo Domingo Este, head municipality of the province
- San Luis (M.D.)
- Santo Domingo Oeste
- Santo Domingo Norte
- Boca Chica
- La Caleta (M.D.)
- San Antonio de Guerra
- Hato Viejo (M.D.)
- Los Alcarrizos
- Pedro Brand
In 2010 (last national census), there were 2,374,370 people living in the Santo Domingo province, and 2,084,651 (87.80%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 1,831.6 persons/km², the second highest density in the country. Most of the people lives around the National District.
Its population represents 25.1% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the first (out of 31 plus the National District) province.
The most important rivers are Ozama, Isabela and Haina.
It is the province of highest economic activity in the country, with many industries and companies in its territory.
- 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.