Peravia Province

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Peravia (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈɾaβja]) is a province of the Dominican Republic. Before January 1, 2002 it was included in what is the new San José de Ocoa province, and published statistics and maps generally relate it to the old, larger, Peravia. It is named after the Peravia Valley. Along the Azua Province, Peravia is characterized by its dry climate and its dunes that surround the coast. One popular attraction is the Salinas beach, which recently has grown to be a popular tourist destination with a developed town that has shops and hotels.

Peravia
Salinas
Salinas
Flag of Peravia
Flag
Coat of arms of Peravia
Coat of arms
Location of the Peravia Province
Location of the Peravia Province
Coordinates: 18°19′48″N 70°22′11″W / 18.33000°N 70.36972°W / 18.33000; -70.36972
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1944
CapitalBaní
Government
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body3 municipalities
10 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
3 Deputies
Area
 • Total792.33 km2 (305.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total217,241
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-17
Postal Code94000
Nizao
Salinas

Municipalities and municipal districtsEdit

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:[1]

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of the 2012 census. 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 of them.[3]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Baní 145,595 120,354 25,241
Matanzas[2] 35,414 21,441 13,973
Nizao 36,232 10,545 25,687
Peravia province 217,241 152,340 64,901

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. ^ 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 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-01-24.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Nuevo Municipio Matanzas de Provincia Peravia
  3. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Censos y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2012" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-10-11.[permanent dead link]

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