Provinces of the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic has thirty-one (31) provinces (in Spanish, provincias). The President of the Republic appoints a Civil Governor (Gobernador Civil) in every province. The only function of the Governor is to represent the President of the Republic in the province.

The people who live in the province elect one Senator (Senador) and at least two (2) Representatives (Diputados) for the National Congress.

The National District (Distrito Nacional) is similar to a province but without a Civil Governor and with only one municipality, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the national capital.

There are two (2) or more municipalities (in Spanish and in singular, municipio) in every province. The municipalities are governed by municipal councils and mayors elected by popular vote. The municipal districts (in Spanish and in singular, distrito municipal) are subdivisions of some municipalities ruled by a municipal council and a mayor.

The Dominican Republic has 154 municipalities and 202 municipal districts.

The following is a table of the provinces and their capital cities. Population figures in the following table are from the 2010 census.[1]

Province Capital Area[2]
(km²)
Population Density Map
Azua Azua de Compostela 2,531.77 298,246 117.8 1
Baoruco Neiba 1,282.23 111,269 86.8 2
Barahona Santa Cruz de Barahona 1,739.38 232,818 133.9 3
Dajabón Dajabón 1,020.73 87,274 85.5 4
Distrito Nacional Santo Domingo de Guzmán 104.44 1,402,749 13,431.1 D.N.
Duarte San Francisco de Macorís 1,605.35 338,649 211.0 5
Elías Piña Comendador 1,426.20 84,632 59.3 6
El Seibo Santa Cruz del Seibo 1,786.80 110,212 61.7 7
Espaillat Moca 838.62 333,401 397.6 8
Hato Mayor Hato Mayor del Rey 1,329.29 103,032 77.5 9
Hermanas Mirabal Salcedo 440.43 121,887 276.7 21
Independencia Jimaní 2,006.44 74,583 37.2 10
La Altagracia Salvaleón de Higüey 3,010.34 372,289 123.7 11
La Romana La Romana 653.95 344,580 526.9 12
La Vega Concepción de la Vega 2,287.24 447,905 195.8 13
María Trinidad Sánchez Nagua 1,271.71 195,886 154.0 14
Monseñor Nouel Bonao 992.39 203,183 204.7 15
Monte Cristi San Fernando de Monte Cristi 1,924.35 150,833 78.4 16
Monte Plata Monte Plata 2,632.14 222,641 84.6 17
Pedernales Pedernales 2,074.53 52,165 25.1 18
Peravia Baní 792.33 217,241 274.2 19
Puerto Plata San Felipe de Puerto Plata 1,852.90 470,839 254.1 20
Samaná Santa Bárbara de Samaná 853.74 139,707 163.6 22
Sánchez Ramírez Cotuí 1,196.13 248,807 208.0 23
San Cristóbal San Cristóbal 1,265.77 640,066 505.7 24
San José de Ocoa San José de Ocoa 855.40 97,640 114.1 25
San Juan San Juan de la Maguana 3,569.39 317,293 88.9 26
San Pedro de Macorís San Pedro de Macorís 1,255.46 392,911 313.0 27
Santiago Santiago de los Caballeros 2,836.51 1,503,362 530.0 28
Santiago Rodríguez San Ignacio de Sabaneta 1,111.14 99,044 89.1 29
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Este 1,296.35 3,263,053 2,517.1 30
Valverde Mao 823.38 217,026 263.6 31
Total 48,666.83 9,445,281 194.1 -
Map of the provinces of the Dominican Republic

References[change | change source]

  1. Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  2. "Síntesis Geográfica (Avance del Atlas Nacional)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Consejo Nacional de Reforma del Estado (CONARE). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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