María Trinidad Sánchez Province

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María Trinidad Sánchez
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Location of the María Trinidad Sánchez Province
Location of the María Trinidad Sánchez Province
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1959
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body4 municipalities
5 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
3 Deputies
 • Total1,271.71 km2 (491.01 sq mi)
 • Total195,886
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-14
Postal Code33000

María Trinidad Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾi.a tɾiniˈðað ˈsantʃes]) is a province of the Dominican Republic. It was split from Samaná Province in September 1959 as Julia Molina Province; in November 1961, it got its current name.[1] The name commemorates a distinguished female soldier in the wars of independence. María Trinidad Sánchez was the first woman incarcerated and executed by Pedro Santana, a Dominican annexionist president.

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:[2]

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
Cabrera 24,218 9,740 14,478
El Factor 20,148 10,072 10,076
Nagua 79,420 50,041 29,379
Río San Juan 16,998 12,443 4,555
María Trinidad Sánchez province 140,784 82,296 58,488

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


  1. ^ Marcano, José E. "María Trinidad Sánchez". Mi País: Geografía (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ 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)
  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 2012-01-11.[permanent dead link]

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