Santiago Rodríguez Province
|Capital||San Ignacio de Sabaneta|
|- elevation||124 m (407 ft)|
|Area||1,111.14 km² (429 sq mi)|
|Population||57,476 (2010) |
|Density||52 /km² (135 /sq mi)|
0 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
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]
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.
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.
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]
Economy[change | change source]
The only economic activity of importance is farming.
References[change | change source]
- "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010." (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. http://censo2010.one.gob.do/volumenes_censo_2010/vol1.pdf. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
- Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). http://censo2010.one.gob.do/resultados/Resumen_resultados_generales_censo_2010.pdf. Retrieved 2013-1-29.