Baní town hall
|Development region||Valdesia (V)|
|- elevation||67 m (220 ft)|
|Lowest point||Caribbean Sea|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Area||785.2 km² (303 sq mi)|
|Population||184,344 (2010) |
|Density||235 /km² (609 /sq mi)|
11 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
History[change | change source]
The province was created in 1944 with the name of Baní Province, with the municipal district of Nizao, but that same year the name was changed to José Trujillo Valdez Province after the father of dictator Rafael Trujillo. In 1961, the name of the province was changed to the present Peravia. In 1988, Nizao became a municipality in the province.
Matanzas, Villa Fundación and Sabana Buey became municipal districts in 1991; Pizarrete en 1997; Santana and Paya in 1998; Villa Saombrero and El Carretón in 2001; Catalina in 2004; and El Limonal and Las Barías in 2006.
In 2000, the province was divided in two parts and the province of San José de Ocoa was formed with the northern part.
Location[change | change source]
Population[change | change source]
Its population represents 1.95% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 16th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.
Geography[change | change source]
The Peravia province has a total area of 785.2 km2 (303.2 sq mi). It has 1.6% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 29th (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.
The province is along the Caribbean coast, in the eastern part of the Llano Costero del Caribe ("Caribbean Coastal Plain"). There are several small valleys in the southern part of the province, surrounded by the north and west by mountains of the Cordillera Central ("Central mountain range").
The most important rivers in the province are the Nizao and Ocoa rivers.
Climate[change | change source]
Municipalities[change | change source]
|Municipal Districts (code)||Population
|Villa Fundación (170103)||8,811||84.8||103.9||121|
|Sabana Buey (170104)||2,194||36.1||60.8||71|
|Villa Sombrero (170106)||7,954||13.3||598.0||32|
|El Carretón (170107)||4,594||14.7||312.5||165|
|El Limonal (170109)||4,997||45.6||109.6||233|
|Las Barías (170110)||2,422||15.1||160.4||97|
Economy[change | change source]
The main economic activity in the province is farming, growing fruits (like mangos) and vegetables (tomatoes and onions). Fishing and salt production is also important along the Caribbean Sea and there are some factories in Baní.
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Peravia Province.|
- "División Territorial 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). May 2012. p. 14. Retrieved 20 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 20 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 20 November 2016.
- "Baní". Geonames.org. Retrieved 20 November 2016.