Provinces of the Dominican Republic

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Provinces of the Dominican Republic map.

The Dominican Republic is divided into thirty–one provincias ( provinces; singular provincia), while the national capital, Santo Domingo, is contained within its own Distrito Nacional ("National District"; "D.N." on the map below).

The division of the country into provinces is laid down in the constitution (Title I, Section II, Article 5) [1] and enacted by law. The latter is currently Law 5220 on the Territorial Division of the Dominican Republic (Ley No. 5220 sobre División Territorial de la República Dominicana), issued 1959 and frequently amended to create new provinces and lower-level administrative units.

The provinces as administrative divisions

The provinces are the first–level administrative subdivisions of the country. The headquarters of the central government's regional offices are normally found in the capital cities of provinces. The president appoints an administrative governor (Gobernador Civil) for each province but not for the Distrito Nacional (Title IX of the constitution). [1]

The provinces are divided into municipalities ( municipios), which are the second–level political and administrative subdivisions of the country. [1]

The Distrito Nacional was created in 1936. Prior to this, the Distrito National was the old Santo Domingo Province, in existence since the country's independence in 1844. It is not to be confused with the new Santo Domingo Province split off from it in 2001. While it is similar to a province in many ways, the Distrito Nacional differs in its lack of an administrative governor and consisting only of one municipality, Santo Domingo, the city council ( ayuntamiento) and mayor (síndico) which are in charge of its administration. [2]

The provinces as constituencies

The provinces are also constituencies for the elections to the bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la República). Each province elects one member of the Senate (Senado) and a guaranteed minimum of two members of the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados). [1] [3]

Statistics

The following is a table of the provinces and their capital cities. The population figures are from the 2021 population estimate. [4]

Coat Of Arms Province
National District
Capital Region Department Area

(km2) [5]

Population

2021 [6]

Density Map
Escudo de la provincia de Azua de Compostela.jpg Azua
Azua
South Valdesia 2,531.77 222,610 86.59 Azua in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Bahoruco.png Baoruco
Neiba
South Enriquillo 1,282.23 101,306 77.40 Baoruco in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Barahona.svg Barahona
Santa Cruz de Barahona
South Enriquillo 1,739.38 189,100 108.49 Barahona in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Dajabón.png Dajabón
Dajabón
Cibao Cibao Noroeste 1,020.73 66,675 63.95 Dajabon in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Duarte.png Duarte
San Francisco de Macorís
Cibao Cibao Nordeste 1,605.35 299,583 183.70 Duarte in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia El Seibo.svg El Seibo
Santa Cruz de El Seibo
East Yuma 1,786.80 94,049 63.58 El Seibo in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Elías Piña.png Elías Piña
Comendador
South El Valle 1,426.20 63,303 35.51 Elias Pina in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Espaillat.png Espaillat
Moca
Cibao Cibao Norte 838.62 240,428 281.97 Espaillat in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Hato Mayor.png Hato Mayor
Hato Mayor del Rey
East Higuamo 1,329.29 85,747 64.37 Hato Mayor in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Hermanas Mirabal.png Hermanas Mirabal
Salcedo
Cibao Cibao Nordeste 440.43 92,045 209.78 Hermanas Mirabal in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Independencia.png Independencia
Jimaní
South Enriquillo 2,006.44 58,951 27.73 Independencia in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia La Altagracia.png La Altagracia
Salvaleón de Higüey
East Yuma 3,010.34 360,874 104.61 La Altagracia in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia La Romana.svg La Romana
La Romana
East Yuma 653.95 274,894 397.59 La Romana in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia La Vega.png La Vega
Concepción de La Vega
Cibao Cibao Sur 2,287.24 412,469 176.64 La Vega in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia María Trinidad Sánchez.png María Trinidad Sánchez
Nagua
Cibao Cibao Nordeste 1,271.71 140,954 111.17 Maria Trinidad Sanchez in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Monseñor Nouel.png Monseñor Nouel
Bonao
Cibao Cibao Sur 992.39 174,959 171.51 Monsenor Nouel in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Monte Cristi.png Monte Cristi
San Fernando de Monte Cristi
Cibao Cibao Noroeste 1,924.35 117,736 59.22 Monte Cristi in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Monte Plata.png Monte Plata
Monte Plata
East Higuamo 2,632.14 191,447 71.68 Monte Plata in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Pedernales.png Pedernales
Pedernales
South Enriquillo 2,074.53 35,280 16.12 Pedernales in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Peravia.png Peravia
Baní
South Valdesia 792.33 198,499 241.62 Peravia in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Puerto Plata.svg Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata
Cibao Cibao Norte 1,852.90 333,940 177.29 Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Samaná.svg Samaná
Santa Bárbara de Samaná
Cibao Cibao Nordeste 853.74 113,036 125.62 Samana in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia San Cristóbal.png San Cristóbal
San Cristóbal
South Valdesia 1,265.77 643,595 505.93 San Cristobal in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia San José de Ocoa.png San José de Ocoa
San José de Ocoa
South Valdesia 855.4 53,833 45.11 San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia San Juan.svg San Juan
San Juan de la Maguana
South El Valle 3,569.39 220,264 266.12 San Juan in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia San Pedro de Macorís.png San Pedro de Macorís
San Pedro de Macorís
East Higuamo 1,255.46 306,002 83.66 San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Sánchez Ramírez.png Sánchez Ramírez
Cotuí
Cibao Cibao Sur 1,196.13 151,888 121.09 Sanchez Ramirez in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Santiago.svg Santiago
Santiago de los Caballeros
Cibao Cibao Norte 2,836.51 1,052,088 355.30 Santiago in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Santiago Rodríguez.png Santiago Rodríguez
San Ignacio de Sabaneta
Cibao Cibao Noroeste 1,111.14 57,209 51.71 Santiago Rodriguez in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Santo Domingo.png Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo Este
South Ozama 1,301.84 2,955,339 2036.08 Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo del Municipio Mao.svg Valverde
Mao
Cibao Cibao Noroeste 823.38 177,865 207.06 Valverde in Dominican Republic.svg
Escudo de la Provincia Distrito Nacional.png Distrito Nacional
Santo Domingo
East Ozama 104.44 1,049,567 9,651.45 Distrito Nacional in Dominican Republic.svg

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Asamblea Nacional. "CONSTITUCION DE LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  2. ^ EL CONGRESO NACIONAL. "Ley No. 163-01 que crea la provincia de Santo Domingo, y modifica los Artículos 1 y 2 de la Ley No. 5220, sobre División Territorial de la República Dominicana" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  3. ^ EL CONGRESO NACIONAL. "Ley Electoral, No. 275-97" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  4. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2021" (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  5. ^ "Provincias Dominicanas - Portal Oficial del Estado Dominicano". Archived from the original on 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Oficina Nacional de Estadística". Estimaciones y proyecciones de la población total por año calendario, según región y provincia, 2000–2030. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2016.

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