Santiago Rodríguez Province

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Coordinates: 19°29′0″N 71°21′0″W / 19.48333°N 71.35000°W / 19.48333; -71.35000
Santiago Rodríguez
Escudo de la Provincia Santiago Rodríguez.png
Country  Dominican Republic
Development region[1] Cibao Noroeste (IV)
Capital San Ignacio de Sabaneta
 - elevation 127 m (417 ft)
 - coordinates 19°29′0″N 71°21′0″W / 19.48333°N 71.35000°W / 19.48333; -71.35000
Area 1,147.5 km² (443 sq mi)
Population 57,476 (2010) [2]
Density 50 /km² (129 /sq mi)
Province since 1948
Subdivisions 3 municipalities
0 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone EST (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.

The province was created in 1948.

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).

History[change | change source]

The town of San Ignacio de Sabaneta was founded in 1844 and it was made a municipality of the Santiago province in 1854 and then of the Monte Cristi Province province in 1879. In 1948, it became a province.[3]

Monción was a municipality of Montecristi since 1907. In 1996, Villa Los Almácigos became a municipality.[3]

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.

Population[change | change source]

In 2010 (last national census), there were 57,476 people living in the Santiago Rodríguez province, and 27,559 (47.9%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 50.1 persons/km².[2]

Its population represents 0.61% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 30th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.

As of 2016, the total estimated propulation of the province is 1,015,397 inhabitants.[4]

The largest city of the province is San Ignacio de Sabaneta, its head municipality or capital, with an urban population (in 2010) of 15,648 inhabitants.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

The Santiago province has a total area of 1,147.5 km2 (443.1 sq mi).[2] It has 2.4% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 22nd (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.

The altitude of the provincial capital, San Ignacio de Sabaneta, is 127 m (417 ft) above sea level.[5]

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.

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

Climate[change | change source]

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

Municipalities[change | change source]

There are 3 municipalities and none municipal districts (M.D.) in the province.[3]

Municipalities of Santiago Rodríguez Province
Municipalities of the Santiago Rodríguez province
Municipal Districts (code) Population
Density Altitude
San Ignacio de Sabaneta (260101) 34,540 801.4 43.1 127
Sabaneta (260100) 34,540 801.4 43.1
Villa Los Almácigos (260201) 11,183 207.2 54.0 211
Villa Los Almácigos (260200) 11,183 207.2 54.0
Monción (260301) 11,753 138.9 84.6 367
Monción (260300)) 11,753 138.9 84.6
Santiago Rodríguez (260000) 57,476 1,147.5 50.1

Economy[change | change source]

The only economic activity of importance is farming.

References[change | change source]

  1. "División Territorial 2012" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). May 2012. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "División Territorial 2015" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. "REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA: Población por año calendario, según sexo y grupos quinquenales de edad, 2015-2020" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). Archived from the original (XLS) on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  5. "Sabaneta". Retrieved 1 December 2016.