List of cities in the Dominican Republic

Cities in the Dominican Republic, in accordance with the definition of urban population for purposes of the 2002 census,[1] are the urban centers and seats (cabeceras literally heads) of municipalities (municipios singular municipio), the second level political and administrative subdivisions of the country, or of municipal districts (distritos municipales) within them.

Santo DomingoEdit

Santo Domingo may refer to Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the sole municipality of the Distrito Nacional, or the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo spread over several municipalities, which as such is not an administrative or political entity. The 2002 census does not give data for metropolitan areas. Sources give different figures for the metropolitan areas population as of 2002 ranging from 1,887,586[2] to 2,054,516[3] or 1,840,000 (2000).[4] As the law about the creation of the Santo Domingo province, split from the Distrito Nacional in 2001, does refer to the cities of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Santo Domingo Este, Santo Domingo Norte and Santo Domingo Oeste as former parts of the city of Santo Domingo for comparison the aggregated population of this cities is given as Santo Domingo (metropolitan) in the following table.[5][6]

Cities with population figuresEdit

The following is a table of cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants in the Dominican Republic. Population figures are as of the 2010 census.

City Province Population Notes June 2006
Santo Domingo de Guzmán Distrito Nacional 2,987,013
Santiago de los Caballeros Santiago 1,329,091 three additional municipal districts
Santo Domingo Este Santo Domingo 624,704 One additional municipal district
Santo Domingo Norte Santo Domingo 286,912
Santo Domingo Oeste Santo Domingo 701,847
San Felipe de Puerto Plata Puerto Plata 277,981 One additional municipal district
Concepción de la Vega La Vega 220,279 One additional municipal district
San Pedro de Macorís San Pedro de Macorís 193,713 One new municipality created
La Romana La Romana 191,303 One additional municipal district, also one new municipality created
Los Alcarrizos (D.M.) Santo Domingo 166,930 Municipality with two municipal districts
San Francisco de Macoris Duarte 163,980
San Cristóbal San Cristóbal 137,422 One additional municipal district
Salvaleón de Higüey La Altagracia 103,502
Santa Cruz de Barahona Barahona 74,958 One additional municipal district
Bonao Monseñor Nouel 72,821 Three additional municipal districts
San Juan de la Maguana San Juan 70,969 Eight additional municipal districts
Baní Peravia 61,864 Four additional municipal districts
Bajos de Haina San Cristóbal 61,400
Moca Espaillat 59,174 Five additional municipal districts
Azua de Compostela Azua 56,453 Eight additional municipal districts
Mao Valverde 47,828
Boca Chica Santo Domingo 46,385 One additional municipal district
Cotuí Sánchez Ramírez 42,115 One additional municipal district
Esperanza Valverde 41,189 One additional municipal district
Villa Altagracia San Cristóbal 36,791 Three additional municipal districts
Hato Mayor del Rey Hato Mayor 34,006
Nagua María Trinidad Sánchez 32,035 Two additional municipal districts
Villa Bisonó Santiago 29,723
Jarabacoa La Vega 27,370 One additional municipal district
Constanza La Vega 27,090 One additional municipal district
Consuelo San Pedro de Macorís 25,034
Pedro Brand (D.M.) Santo Domingo 22,695 Municipality with two municipal districts
Santa Cruz del Seibo El Seibo 22,489 One additional municipal district
Tamboril Santiago 21,939
Las Matas de Farfán San Juan 21,271 One additional municipal district
San José de Ocoa San José de Ocoa 21,226 Two additional municipal districts

MapEdit

 
Map of the Dominican Republic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "Resultados Definitivos VIII Censo Poplación y Vivienda 2002 Resultados Generales Vol I" (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-01-24.
  2. ^ Thomas Brinkhoff - Citypopulation.de. "Dominican Republic - City Population". Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  3. ^ Stefan Helders - World Gazetteer. "Dominican Republic: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on November 10, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  4. ^ United Nations Population Division. "World Urbanization Prospects - The 2005 Revision Population Database". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ {{cite web |url=http://www.one.gob.do/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=294

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