|• Total||113.1 km2 (43.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||350/km2 ( 900/sq mi)|
– Santo Domingo
Samana was a famous slave trade port for the British in the early 17th century. Today, the people of this province are a mix of Taino, Spanish and African descent. The name is derived from the French phrase "la terriene" (the landowner).
Las Terrenas is a new hotspot for foreigners and people from the Capital, Santo Domingo (SD). Since the completion of the new highway between Santo Domingo and Samaná, people from SD have started to come more frequently. The drive takes 2 hours from the center of Las Terrenas to the center of Santo Domingo. Also, the new airport El Catey is open for international flights, mainly used for connections to Europe and Canada. JetBlue started 2 flights a week non-stop from New York.
In the 2012 census, the town had a population of 10,865.
As of March 2012: the new road between El Catey and Las Terrenas is also completed. In fact, the whole Samana infrastructure is brand new. Up to Las Galeras all the roads are now asphalted.
Las Terrenas's new aqueduct is ready and working.
At this moment, March 2012, a new fibre optic system for internet/tv/telephone is being installed. The area of Coson just 2 miles from Las Terrenas is the new real estate Hotspot with three major projects underway. Six Senses de Coson, Viva Resedence and Colinas de Coson. The Peninsula House is also located in Coson, and is recognized as one of the top hotels in the world today.
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