Santo Domingo Province

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Coordinates: 18°29′36″N 69°52′00″W / 18.49333°N 69.8666667°W / 18.49333; -69.8666667
Santo Domingo
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Santo Domingo Este
 - coordinates 18°29′36″N 69°52′00″W / 18.49333°N 69.8666667°W / 18.49333; -69.8666667
Area 1,296.35 km² (501 sq mi)
Population 2,374,370 (2010) [1]
Density 1,832 /km² (4,745 /sq mi)
Province since 2001
Subdivisions 7 municipalities
8 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
36 Deputies
Timezone AST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-32
Location of the Santo Domingo Province
Location of the Santo Domingo Province

Santo Domingo is a Dominican province. It is in the southern part of the country, on the Caribbean coast. Its capital city is Santo Domingo Este.

It was created on 16 October 2001. It was part of the Distrito Nacional (National District) before being elevated to the category of province with most of the territory of the old Distrito Nacional.

Location[change | change source]

Santo Domingo is bordered to the north by the province of Monte Plata, to the east by San Pedro de Macorís and to the west by San Cristóbal. To the south of the province is the Caribbean Sea and the Distrito Nacional.

Origin of name[change | change source]

The Santo Domingo province is named after the city of Santo Domingo, which has been always the capital city of the country.

Municipalities[change | change source]

Pedernales has a total area of 1299.72 km².[2] It has 2.7% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 16th (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.

There are seven municipalities and eight municipal districts in the province.

The municipalities and their municipal districts (M.D.) are:

Population[change | change source]

In 2010 (last national census), there were 2,374,370 people living in the Santo Domingo province, and 2,084,651 (87.80%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 1,831.6 persons/km², the second highest density in the country.[3] Most of the people lives around the National District.

Its population represents 25.1% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the first (out of 31 plus the National District) province.

Its head municipality or capital, Santo Domingo Este, has a population (in 2010) of 891,952 inhabitants.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The most important rivers are Ozama, Isabela and Haina.

Economy[change | change source]

It is the province of highest economic activity in the country, with many industries and companies in its territory.

Tourism is an important activity in Boca Chica because there is a beach with white sand.

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.