Azua (city)

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Azua de Compostela
Municipality
Official seal of Azua de Compostela
Seal
Azua de Compostela is located in the Dominican Republic
Azua de Compostela
Azua de Compostela
Coordinates: 18°27′36″N 70°44′24″W / 18.46000°N 70.74000°W / 18.46000; -70.74000Coordinates: 18°27′36″N 70°44′24″W / 18.46000°N 70.74000°W / 18.46000; -70.74000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Azua
Founded 1504
Municipality since 1844
Area[1]
 • Total 416.30 km2 (160.73 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 83 m (272 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 128,264
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Urban 92,585
 • Rural 35,679
 • Demonym Azuano(a)
Municipal Districts[4] 8

Azua de Compostela, also known simply as Azua, is a municipality (municipio) of the Azua province in the Dominican Republic. It is the capital of Azua province, and is located 100 kilometres west of the national capital, Santo Domingo.

As of the Dominican Republic's 2002 census, the municipality had a total population of 128,264 inhabitants, of which 92,585 resided in urban areas and 35,679 in rural areas.

It includes the municipal districts (distritos municipal) of Barreras, Barro Arriba, Clavellina, Emma Balaguer Viuda Vallejo, Las Barias-La Estancia, Las Lomas, Los Jovillos, and Puerto Viejo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana. 
  3. ^ 2012 Census
  4. ^ a b 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 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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