Santiago Province (Dominican Republic)

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Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration War
Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration War
Flag of Santiago
Coat of arms of Santiago
Coat of arms
Location of Santiago Province
Location of Santiago Province
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1844
CapitalSantiago de los Caballeros
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body10 municipalities
20 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
18 Deputies
 • Total2,806.29 km2 (1,083.51 sq mi)
 • Total1,503,362
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-25
Postal Code51000
Municipalities of the Province.

Santiago (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo]) is a province of the Dominican Republic, in the north of the country. Santiago is an intellectual, educational, and cultural center. It is also a major industrial center with rum, textile, cigarette and cigar industries based there. Shoe manufacturing, leather goods, and furniture making are important parts of the province's economic life. Santiago also has major Free Zone centers with four important industrial free zones; it also has an important cement factory. Santiago is home to one of the largest medical centers in the country, Clínica Unión Médica, which serves all 13 provinces of El Cibao.

Also within striking distance there are a good number of pleasant towns, many of which are quite prosperous. It is surrounded by tall mountains which have for years protected it from hurricanes and allows for dense tropical forests to develop on the slopes of such mountains, which are among the highest in the region.

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distritos municipales – D.M.) within them:[1]

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of the 2014 estimate. 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. The population figures are from the 2014 population estimate.[3]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Baitoa 32,570 8,958 23,612
Jánico 58,521 24,362 34,159
Licey al Medio 64,522 53,211 11,311
Puñal 77,562 74,188 3,374
Sabana Iglesia 47,522 15,842 31,680
San José de las Matas 68,212 35,900 32,312
Santiago de los Caballeros 1,000,087 733,109 266,978
Tamboril 79,522 14,700 64,822
Villa Bisonó 55,523 29,039 26,484
Villa González 59,321 29,927 29,394
Santiago province 1,543,362 1,019,236 524,126

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

Santiago City's skyline at La Trinitaria

Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ new municipality of Baitoa
  3. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-02.

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