Las Terrenas, Samaná

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Las Terrenas
Municipality
Las Terrenas beach
Las Terrenas beach
Las Terrenas 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
Area[1]
 • Total 111.9 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 18,829
 • Density 168.27/km2 (435.81/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.

Name[change | change source]

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

Population[change | change source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 18,829: 9,776 men and 9,053 women. The urban population was 59.1% of the total population.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Las Terrenas has a total area of 111.9 km2 (43 sq mi), about 13% of the total area of the province of Samaná.[1] The city is an elevation of 17 m (56 ft) above sea level,[2] and at 48 km (30 mi) to the northwest of Samaná.

Las Terrenas does not have any municipal district.[4]

The municipality of Las Terrenas has the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the municipality of Sánchez to the west and south, and the municipality of Samaná to the east.

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010." (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. http://censo2010.one.gob.do/volumenes_censo_2010/vol1.pdf. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Las Terrenas". Geonames.org. http://www.geonames.org/3500243/las%20terrenas.html. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. Vega, Bernardo (2004) (in Spanish). Breve historia de Samaná. Santo Domingo: Fundación Cultural Dominicana. ISBN 99934-27-06-03.
  4. "División Territorial 2015" (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. http://www.one.gob.do/Multimedia/Download?ObjId=6159. Retrieved 22 November 2016.