Barahona Province

Barahona (Spanish pronunciation: [baɾaˈona]) is a province of the Dominican Republic. The Barahona Coast is located on the southwestern part of the Dominican Republic approximately three hours drive from Santo Domingo the capital of the Dominican Republic. In 2019, volunteers from Amigos de las Americas visited to facilitate projects within the various municipalities of Barahona.[2]

Barahona
Sea Cliff on Caribbean coast near El Quemaíto, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic.
Sea Cliff on Caribbean coast near El Quemaíto, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic.
Official seal of Barahona
Seal
Location of the Barahona Province
Location of the Barahona Province
Coordinates: 18°12′0″N 71°06′0″W / 18.20000°N 71.10000°W / 18.20000; -71.10000Coordinates: 18°12′0″N 71°06′0″W / 18.20000°N 71.10000°W / 18.20000; -71.10000
CountryDominican Republic
Province since1881
CapitalSanta Cruz de Barahona
Area
 • Total1,739.38 km2 (671.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total232,818
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
Area code(s)1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166 codeDO-04

Municipalities and municipal districtsEdit

 
Municipalities of Barahona Province.

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:[3]

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of the 2014 estimate. Urban population are those living in the seats (cabeceras literally heads) of municipalities or of municipal districts. Rural population are those living in the districts (Secciones literally sections) and neighborhoods (Parajes literally places) outside them. The population figures are from the 2014 population estimate.[4]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Cabral 12,623 8,371 4,252
El Peñón 4,022 2,014 2,008
Enriquillo 9,923 5,911 4,012
Fundación 6,212 1,152 5,060
Jaquimeyes 4,422 1,898 2,524
La Ciénaga 8,023 1,604 6,419
Paraíso 16,223 9,014 7,209
Polo 7,895 4,244 3,651
Salinas 4,992 3,940 1,052
Santa Cruz de Barahona 138,470 123,616 14,854
Vicente Noble 20,013 9,854 10,159
Barahona province 232,818 171,618 61,200

For comparison with the municipalities and municipal districts of other provinces see the list of municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-02-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Getting to know Barahona".
  3. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-24.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-02-02.[permanent dead link]

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