San Cristóbal Province

San Cristóbal (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsaŋ kɾisˈtoβal]) is a province in the southern Dominican Republic, west of the capital Santo Domingo. It was originally named Trujillo after the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, taking its present name after his assassination in 1961. It included what is now Monte Plata Province until 1992. The provincial capital is San Cristóbal. In 2007, a documentary was filmed near Hato Damas, about a group of coffee and cacao producers who work together, called Convite. It is available on YouTube.

San Cristóbal
Coat of arms of San Cristóbal
Coat of arms
Location of the San Cristóbal Province
Location of the San Cristóbal Province
Coordinates: 18°31′50″N 70°12′30″W / 18.53056°N 70.20833°W / 18.53056; -70.20833
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1932
CapitalSan Cristóbal
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body8 municipalities
6 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
11 Deputies
 • Total1,265.77 km2 (488.72 sq mi)
 • Total640,066
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-21
Postal Code91000

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
Bajos de Haina 158,985 79,856 79,129
Cambita Garabitos 42,589 18,659 23,930
Los Cacaos 49,858 9,652 40,206
Sabana Grande de Palenque 30,247 12,589 17,658
San Cristóbal 275,232 178,574 96,658
San Gregorio de Nigua 40,589 20,154 20,435
San Gregorio de Yaguate 92,586 26,058 46,528
Villa Altagracia 169,655 28,623 91,032
San Cristóbal province 640,066 364,165 215,576

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

See alsoEdit


  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 2010-10-11.[permanent dead link]

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