Santiago Rodríguez Province

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Coordinates: 19°29′0″N 71°21′0″W / 19.483333°N 71.35°W / 19.483333; -71.35
Santiago Rodríguez
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital San Ignacio de Sabaneta
 - elevation 124 m (407 ft)
 - coordinates 19°29′0″N 71°21′0″W / 19.483333°N 71.35°W / 19.483333; -71.35
Area 1,111.14 km² (429 sq mi)
Population 57,476 (2010) [1]
Density 52 /km² (135 /sq mi)
Province since 1948
Subdivisions 3 municipalities
0 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone AST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-26
Location of the Santiago Rodríguez Province
Location of the Santiago Rodríguez Province

Santiago Rodríguez is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is in the northwestern part of the country. Its capital city is San Ignacio de Sabaneta.

It was created on 1948. It was a municipality of the Monte Cristi province before being elevated to the category of province.

Location[change | change source]

Santiago Rodríguez is in the region known as Línea Noroeste ("Northwestern Line"). The province has the Monte Cristi and Valverde provinces to the north, the Santiago province to the east, the San Juan and Elías Piña provinces to the south and the Dajabón province to the west.

Origin of name[change | change source]

Santiago Rodríguez was an officer of the Dominican army when the Dominican-Haitian War. He is one of the founder of the city of Sabaneta. He was an important military leader during the initial stages of the Restoration War (1863-1865).

Municipalities[change | change source]

Santiago Rodríguez has a total area of 1,111.14 km².[2] It has 2.3% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 22nd (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.

There are three municipalities in the province. They are:

Population[change | change source]

In 2010 (last national census), there were 57,476 people living in the Santiago Rodríguez province, and 27,559 (47.95%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 51.7 persons/km², one of the lowest in the country.[3]

Its population represents 0.6% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 30th (out of 31 plus the National District) province.

The largest city of the province is San Ignacio de Sabaneta, its head municipality or capital, with a population (in 2010) of 34,540 inhabitants, 60% of the total population of the province.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The Cordillera Central ("Central mountain chain") is in the southern part of the province, and the Sierra Samba (or Sierra Zamba), a chain of low hills, runs across the northern half.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of the province is a tropical climate, hot most of the year, but it is cooler on the mountains.

Rivers[change | change source]

The main rivers are Guayubín and Mao, both tributaries of the river Yaque del Norte.

Economy[change | change source]

The only economic activity of importance is farming.

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. 3.0 3.1 Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). Retrieved 2013-1-29.