San Juan Province (Dominican Republic)

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San Juan
Flag of San Juan
Flag
Coat of arms of San Juan
Coat of arms
Location of the San Juan Province
Location of the San Juan Province
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1938
CapitalSan Juan de la Maguana
Government
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body6 municipalities
17 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
5 Deputies
Area
 • Total3,569.39 km2 (1,378.15 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total317,293
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-22
Postal Code72000

San Juan (Spanish pronunciation: [saŋ ˈxwan]) is a province of the Dominican Republic.[1] Before 1961 it was known as Benefactor. San Juan is the Republic's largest province, bearing a size of 3,569 square kilometers (1,378 miles), and it is landlocked.

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
Bohechío 9,652 4,208 5,444
El Cercado 25,688 2,585 23,103
Juan de Herrera 12,963 6,952 6,011
Las Matas de Farfán 70,586 35,054 35,532
San Juan de la Maguana 169,032 119,581 49,451
Vallejuelo 12,555 1,006 11,549
San Juan province 300,476 154,386 146,090

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gwillim Law - Statoids. "Provinces of the Dominican Republic". Retrieved 2007-05-26.
  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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