María Trinidad Sánchez Province
|María Trinidad Sánchez|
|Development region||Cibao Nordeste (III)|
|- elevation||83 m (272 ft)|
|Lowest point||Atlantic Ocean|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Area||1,206.5 km² (466 sq mi)|
|Population||140,925 (2010) |
|Density||117 /km² (303 /sq mi)|
10 municipal districts
|Congresspersons||1 Senator |
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
Name[change | change source]
María Trinidad Sánchez was an aunt of Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the founders of the country. She helped the Dominican soldiers during the first days of the independence from Haiti. She was killed on 27 February 1845 by orders of the first Dominican president, Pedro Santana.
History[change | change source]
The territory of the province was part of the Duarte province and then it was made a municipality of the Samaná province. In 1958, it was made a province with the name Julia Molina, after the mother of the dictator Rafael Trujillo, with the municipalities of Julia Molina and Cabrera and the municipal district, later a municipality, of Río San Juan. In 1961, after Trujillo's death, the province was given the present name and the capital was named Nagua.
The municipality of El Factor was created in 1988.
San José de Matanzas was made a municipal district in 1996, Arroyo Salado in 2000, La Entrada and El Pozo in 2001, Las Gordas in 2003 and Arroyo al Medio in 2006.
Location[change | change source]
María Trinidad Sánchez is in the northeast of the country. The province has the Samaná province to the southeast, the Duarte province to the south and west and the Espaillat province to the northwest. The Atlantic Ocean is to the north and east of the province.
Population[change | change source]
In 2010 (last national census), there were 140,925 people living in the María Trinidad Sánchez province, and 74,019 (52.5%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 116.8 persons/km².
Its population represents 1.49% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 20th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.
Geography[change | change source]
The María Trinidad Sánchez province has a total area of 1,206.5 km2 (465.8 sq mi). It has 2.5% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 20th (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.
The Cordillera Septentrional (in English, "Northern mountain range") is in the southern part of the province, going from the northwest to the southeast. The mountains here are not very high, and the mountain range ends in the southeastern part of the province, in a large swamp called Gran Estero close to the Samaná province.
Because the mountain range is close to the sea, the rivers are short.
The protected areas in the province are the Natural Scientific Reserve Loma Guaconejo (Reserva Científica Natural Loma Guaconejo), the National Park Cabo Francés Viejo and the National Park Gran Laguna.
Climate[change | change source]
The climate of the province is a tropical climate, hot most of the year.
Municipalities[change | change source]
|Municipal Districts (code)||Population
|San José de Matanzas (140102)||10,586||120.9||87.6||1|
|Las Gordas (140103)||15,359||151.6||101.3||6|
|Arroyo al Medio (140104)||10,437||224.8||46.4||22|
|Arroyo Salado (140202)||7,119||62.2||114.5||13|
|La Entrada (140203)||4,034||49.9||80.8||68|
|El Factor (140301)||13,557||96.9||139.9||12|
|El Pozo (140302)||10,683||49.8||214.5||16|
|El Factor (140300))||24,240||146.7||165.2|
|Río San Juan (140401)||15,168||244.3||62.1||17|
|Río San Juan (140400))||15,168||244.3||62.1|
|María Trinidad Sánchez province (140000)||140,925||1,206.5||116.8|
Economy[change | change source]
The main economic activities in the province are farming and fishing. In some partes of the province, mainly in the northern parte (Río San Juan and Cabrera), tourism is an important activity because there are many beautiful beaches.
References[change | change source]
- "División Territorial 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). May 2012. p. 14. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- "División Territorial 2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA: Población por año calendario, según sexo y grupos quinquenales de edad, 2015-2020" (XLS) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "Nagua". Geonames.org. Retrieved 7 November 2016.