Las Terrenas, Samaná

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Las Terrenas
Municipality
Las Terrenas beach
Las Terrenas beach
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" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Las Terrenas". Geonames.org. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  3. Vega, Bernardo (2004). Breve historia de Samaná (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Fundación Cultural Dominicana. ISBN 99934-27-06-03 Check |isbn= value: length (help). 
  4. "División Territorial 2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.