Sánchez Ramírez Province

Sánchez Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsantʃes ɾaˈmiɾes]) is a province which constituting one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic. It is divided into 4 municipalities and its capital city is Cotuí. Located in the Cibao Sur region in central Dominican Republic, it is bordered by the provinces of Duarte to the north, Monte Plata to the east and south, Monseñor Nouel to the south-west and west and La Vega to the north-west. It was formerly part of Duarte in 1952, and is named after Brigadier Juan Sánchez Ramírez, hero of the Battle of Palo Hincado (1808) at which Spanish rebels defeated the French occupying forces.

Sánchez Ramírez
Coat of arms of Sánchez Ramírez
Coat of arms
Location of the Sánchez Ramírez Province
Location of the Sánchez Ramírez Province
Coordinates: 19°00′58″N 70°07′33″W / 19.01611°N 70.12583°W / 19.01611; -70.12583
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1952
CapitalCotuí
Government
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body4 municipalities
8 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
3 Deputies
Area
 • Total1,196.13 km2 (461.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total248,807
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-24
Postal Code43000

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.[1]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Cevicos 12,589 4,285 8,304
Cotuí 79,596 48,998 30,598
Fantino 22,487 8,587 13,900
La Mata 42,785 11,478 31,307
Sánchez Ramírez province 157,457 73,348 84,109

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. ^ a b 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 2012-01-11.[permanent dead link]

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