San Cristóbal Province

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Coordinates: 18°25′12″N 70°06′36″W / 18.42°N 70.11°W / 18.42; -70.11
San Cristóbal
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital San Cristóbal
 - elevation 33 m (108 ft)
 - coordinates 18°25′12″N 70°06′36″W / 18.42°N 70.11°W / 18.42; -70.11
Area 1,265.77 km² (489 sq mi)
Population 569,930 (2010) [1]
Density 450 /km² (1,165 /sq mi)
Province since 1932
Subdivisions 8 municipalities
6 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
11 Deputies
Timezone AST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-21
Location of the San Cristóbal Province
Location of the San Cristóbal Province

San Cristóbal is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is along the south coast of the country. Its capital city has the same name, San Cristóbal.

It was created on 1932. It was a municipality of the old Santo Domingo (now Distrito Nacional) province before being elevated to the category of province.

Location[change | change source]

The San Cristóbal province is in the south part of the country. It is bordered to the northwest by the Monseñor Nouel province, to the northeast by the Monte Plata province, to the east by the Santo Domingo province and to the west by the Peravia and San José de Ocoa province. The Caribbean Sea is to the south.

Origin of name[change | change source]

The province has the name of the capital city, San Cristóbal, but it was created with the name Trujillo, after the dictator Rafael Trujillo who was born in that city.

Municipalities[change | change source]

The San Cristóbal province has a total area of 1,265.77 km².[2] It has 2.6% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 19th (out of 31 provinces plus the National District) largest province.

There are eight municipalities and six 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 569,930 people living in the San Cristóbal province, and 295,539 (51.86%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 450.3 persons/km², one of the highest in the country.[4] Most of the people lives in the south half of the province.

Its population represents 6.0% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 4th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.

The largest city of the province is San Cristóbal, its head municipality or capital, with a population (in 2010) of 216,875 inhabitants.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The most important rivers are:

  1. Haina, in the eastern border of the province;
  2. Nigua, that crosses the capital city; and
  3. Nizao, in the western border of the province.

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.