Monseñor Nouel Province

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Coordinates: 18°57′0″N 70°24′36″W / 18.95°N 70.41°W / 18.95; -70.41
Monseñor Nouel
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Bonao
 - elevation 173 m (568 ft)
 - coordinates 18°57′0″N 70°24′36″W / 18.95°N 70.41°W / 18.95; -70.41
Area 992.39 km² (383 sq mi)
Population 165,224 (2010) [1]
Density 166 /km² (430 /sq mi)
Province since 1982
Subdivisions 3 municipalities
22 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
3 Deputies
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-28
Location of the Monseñor Nouel Province
Location of the Monseñor Nouel Province

Monseñor Nouel is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is in the central part of the country. Its capital city is Bonao.

The province was created in 1982. It was a municipality of the La Vega province before being elevated to the category of province.

Location[change | change source]

The Monseñor Nouel province is bordered to the north and the west by the La Vega province, to the east by the Juan Sánchez Ramírez and Monte Plata provinces and to the south by the San Cristóbal and San José de Ocoa provinces.

Origin of name[change | change source]

The province was named after Archbishop Adolfo Alejandro Nouel, who was President of the Dominican Republic in 1912-1913.

Municipalities[change | change source]

The Monseñor Nouel province has a total area of 992.39 km².[2] It has 2.0% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 24th (out of 31 provinces plus the National District) largest province.

There are three municipalities and seven municipal districts in the province.[3]

The municipalities and their municipal districts (M.D.) are:

Population[change | change source]

In 2010 (last national census), there were 165,224 people living in the Monseñor Nouel province, and 112,305 (67.97%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 166.5 persons/km².[4]

Its population represents 1.7% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 17th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.

The largest city of the province is Bonao, its head municipality or capital, with a population (in 2010) of 76,241 inhabitants.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The most important river is the Yuma, one of the largest of the Dominican Republic and of the Hispaniola island.

References[change | change source]

  1. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010." (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  3. Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "División Territorial 2008" (in Spanish) (PDF). Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). Retrieved 2013-1-29.