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.
Location of the Sánchez Ramírez Province
|• Body||4 municipalities|
8 municipal districts
|• Congresspersons||1 Senator |
|• Total||1,196.13 km2 (461.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
Municipalities and municipal districtsEdit
- La Cueva (D.M.)
- La Mata
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.
|Name||Total population||Urban population||Rural population|
|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.
- 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]
- (in Spanish) Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Statistics Portal of the Dominican Republic
- (in Spanish) Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Maps with administrative division of the provinces of the Dominican Republic, downloadable in PDF format