Las Terrenas, Samaná

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Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas beach
Las Terrenas, Samaná is located in Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas
Coordinates: 19°19′12″N 69°31′48″W / 19.32°N 69.53°W / 19.32; -69.53Coordinates: 19°19′12″N 69°31′48″W / 19.32°N 69.53°W / 19.32; -69.53
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Samaná
Municipality since 1996
 • Total 104.35 km2 (40.29 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 18,829
 • Density 180/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,124
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance 48 km (30 mi) to Samaná

Las Terrenas is a Dominican municipality in the Samaná province, on the north coast of the peninsula of Samaná.

The name Las Terrenas comes from the French La terrienne (the "lady that owns land").[3]

Population[change | change source]

In the last national census (2010), the municipality had a total population of 18,829: 9,776 men and 9,053 women. The urban population was 59.0% of the total population.[2]

Economy[change | change source]

The main economic activities of the municipality are the same as the province: tourism, agriculture and fishing.

References[change | change source]

  1. Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). Retrieved 2013-1-29.
  3. Vega, Bernardo (2004) (in Spanish). Breve historia de Samaná. Santo Domingo: Fundación Cultural Dominicana. ISBN 99934-27-06-03 .