List of municipalities of the Dominican Republic

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The provinces of the Dominican Republic are divided into two or more municipalities (municipios singular municipio) with the exception of the Distrito Nacional which consist of only one municipalitySanto Domingo. They are the second-level political and administrative subdivisions of the country.

The division of the provinces into municipalities is laid down in the constitution (Titulo I Seccion II Art. 5 2002 constitution).[1] and enacted by law. Currently by law 5220 about the territorial division of the Dominican Republic (Ley No. 5220 sobre División Territorial de la República Dominicana) issued 1959 and frequently amended to create new provinces, municipalities and lower level administrative units.

Administration[edit]

The municipalities are governed by municipal councils (ayuntamientos) and a mayor (Síndico) elected by their inhabitants as determined by the constitution (Titulo VIII Art. 82 2002 constitution)[1] and law 3455 about the administration of municipalities (Ley 3455 de Organización Municipal).[2]

When a municipality consists of more than one urban center those beside the municipality's seat can be elevated to the status of a municipal district (distrito municipal). A municipal council (Junta Municipal) for such a municipal district is nominated by the municipal council of the municipality to which it belongs (Ley 3455 Titulo I Capitulo IV).[2]

The rural parts of a municipality are divided into districts (Secciones literally sections) which are further divided into neighborhoods (Parajes literally places). The municipal councils appoint district mayors (Alcalde pedáneo) which represent the municipal administration at district level (Ley 3455 Titulo I Capitulo V).[2]

As the municipalities differ largely by population they or the urban centers of them may be cities (Ciudades), the capital of a province or with more than 10,000 inhabitants, towns (Villas), the seat of a municipality or with more than 1,000 inhabitants or villages (Poblados) with less than 1,000 inhabitants.

Municipalities[edit]

The following is a list of the 159 municipalities (municipios) of the Dominican Republic as of June 7, 2014.[3]157 Municipios de la Rep. Dominicana

Name Province Population[4] Area (km2) Density
Altamira Puerto Plata
19,052
179.32
106/km2
Arenoso Duarte
15,122
142.20
106/km2
Azua de Compostela Azua
125,487
416.30
301/km2
Baitoa Santiago
32,570
45.22
720/km2
Bajos de Haina San Cristóbal
142,322
38.49
3,698/km2
Baní Peravia
145,595
642.75
227/km2
Bayaguana Monte Plata
32,997
877.99
38/km2
Boca Chica Santo Domingo
162,633
145.67
1,116/km2
Bohechío San Juan
13,222
407.82
32/km2
Bonao Monseñor Nouel
142,984
664.37
215/km2
Cabral Barahona
12,623
149.30
85/km2
Cabrera María Trinidad Sánchez
28,523
297.58
96/km2
Cambita Garabitos San Cristóbal
31,952
202.52
158/km2
Castañuela Monte Cristi
16,323
80.90
202/km2
Castillo Duarte
18,962
133.68
142/km2
Cayetano Germosen Espaillat
10,002
17.75
563/km2
Cevicos Sánchez Ramírez
23,202
305.64
76/km2
Comendador Elías Piña
43,671
252.93
173/km2
Concepción de La Vega La Vega
253,919
639.85
397/km2
Constanza La Vega
82,212
848.79
97/km2
Consuelo San Pedro de Macorís
31,252
131.52
238/km2
Cotuí Sánchez Ramírez
154,343
619.88
249/km2
Cristóbal Independencia
7,952
151.72
52/km2
Dajabón Dajabón
40,687
253.41
161/km2
Duvergé Independencia
25,971
521.64
50/km2
El Cercado San Juan
21,522
283.05
76/km2
El Factor María Trinidad Sánchez
25,956
149.23
174/km2
El Llano Elías Piña
7,923
104.49
76/km2
El Peñón Barahona
4,022
204.12
20/km2
El Pino Dajabón
7,212
88.35
82/km2
El Valle Hato Mayor
11,222
161.12
70/km2
Enriquillo Barahona
9,923
354.10
28/km2
Esperanza Valverde
68,522
215.24
318/km2
Estebanía Azua
8,522
159.20
54/km2
Eugenio María de Hostos Duarte
16,232
78.23
207/km2
Fantino Sánchez Ramírez
30,210
95.97
315/km2
Fundación Barahona
6,212
52.59
118/km2
Galván Bahoruco
13,623
214.66
63/km2
Gaspar Hernández Espaillat
45,202
366.18
123/km2
Guananico Puerto Plata
8,213
57.32
143/km2
Guayabal Azua
6,855
262.87
26/km2
Guayacanes San Pedro de Macorís
19,852
129.78
153/km2
Guaymate La Romana
28,233
309.80
91/km2
Guayubín Monte Cristi
50,251
899.26
56/km2
Hato Mayor del Rey Hato Mayor
73,558
659.65
112/km2
Hondo Valle Elías Piña
12,200
120.63
101/km2
Imbert Puerto Plata
22,300
170.70
131/km2
Jamao al Norte Espaillat
19,652
115.48
170/km2
Jánico Santiago
58,521
403.20
145/km2
Jaquimeyes Barahona
4,422
178.63
25/km2
Jarabacoa La Vega
78,522
665.88
118/km2
Jima Abajo La Vega
33,252
132.72
251/km2
Jimaní Independencia
19,263
458.49
42/km2
Juan de Herrera San Juan
18,522
146.85
126/km2
Juan Santiago Elías Piña
5,023
107.15
47/km2
La Ciénaga Barahona
8,023
112.30
71/km2
La Descubierta Independencia
10,022
206.85
48/km2
La Mata Sánchez Ramírez
41,052
174.64
235/km2
La Romana La Romana
207,784
185.52
1,120/km2
Laguna Salada Valverde
31,023
184.54
168/km2
Las Charcas Azua
12,823
251.23
51/km2
Las Guáranas Duarte
16,022
86.49
185/km2
Las Matas de Farfán San Juan
92,232
636.64
145/km2
Las Matas de Santa Cruz Monte Cristi
11,223
109.51
102/km2
Las Terrenas Samaná
20,522
113.10
181/km2
Licey al Medio Santiago
64,522
27.04
2,386/km2
Loma de Cabrera Dajabón
23,211
238.51
97/km2
Los Alcarrizos Santo Domingo
302,102
52.14
5,794/km2
Los Cacaos San Cristóbal
19,899
145.62
137/km2
Los Hidalgos Puerto Plata
13,521
101.10
134/km2
Los Ríos Bahoruco
7,023
149.87
47/km2
Luperón Puerto Plata
16,959
272.07
62/km2
Maimón Monseñor Nouel
24,233
90.07
269/km2
Matanzas Peravia
35,414
101.04
350/km2
Mella Independencia
5,052
508.81
10/km2
Miches El Seibo
23,141
442.47
52/km2
Moca Espaillat
186,225
239.36
778/km2
Monción Santiago Rodríguez
15,622
101.61
154/km2
Monte Plata Monte Plata
60,957
623.55
98/km2
Neiba Bahoruco
62,345
275.33
226/km2
Nizao Peravia
36,232
48.54
746/km2
Oviedo Pedernales
11,652
799.86
15/km2
Padre Las Casas Azua
42,321
496.98
85/km2
Paraíso Barahona
16,223
138.63
117/km2
Partido Dajabón
7,952
157.29
51/km2
Pedernales Pedernales
40,513
1,274.67
32/km2
Pedro Brand Santo Domingo
110,005
212.29
518/km2
Pedro Santana Elías Piña
7,993
575.02
14/km2
Pepillo Salcedo Monte Cristi
10,652
149.32
71/km2
Peralta Azua
17,252
115.85
149/km2
Peralvillo Monte Plata
24,232
153.35
158/km2
Piedra Blanca Monseñor Nouel
35,966
237.95
151/km2
Pimentel Duarte
23,202
124.67
186/km2
Polo Barahona
7,895
200.61
39/km2
Postrer Río Independencia
6,323
158.93
40/km2
Pueblo Viejo Azua
13,522
45.38
298/km2
Puñal Santiago
77,562
60.80
1,276/km2
Quisqueya San Pedro de Macorís
23,229
155.45
149/km2
Ramón Santana San Pedro de Macorís
10,245
249.92
41/km2
Rancho Arriba San José de Ocoa
12,014
203.53
59/km2
Restauración Dajabón
8,212
283.58
29/km2
Río San Juan María Trinidad Sánchez
24,212
272.19
89/km2
Sabana de la Mar Hato Mayor
18,252
508.52
36/km2
Sabana Grande de Boyá Monte Plata
35,263
535.08
66/km2
Sabana Grande de Palenque San Cristóbal
26,232
30.13
871/km2
Sabana Iglesia Santiago
47,522
58.30
815/km2
Sabana Larga San José de Ocoa
10,202
167.00
61/km2
Sabana Yegua Azua
24,051
101.58
237/km2
Salcedo Hermanas Mirabal
62,643
190.60
329/km2
Salinas Barahona
4,992
123.47
40/km2
Salvaleón de Higüey La Altagracia
322,266
2,029.14
159/km2
San Antonio de Guerra Santo Domingo
125,412
288.25
435/km2
San Cristóbal San Cristóbal
240,705
226.52
1,063/km2
San Felipe de Puerto Plata Puerto Plata
330,783
509.01
650/km2
San Fernando de Monte Cristi Monte Cristi
47,132
842.95
56/km2
San Francisco de Bánica Elías Piña
7,822
265.98
29/km2
San Francisco de Macorís Duarte
213,906
727.15
294/km2
San Gregorio de Nigua San Cristóbal
32,852
48.76
674/km2
San Gregorio de Yaguate San Cristóbal
45,852
121.81
376/km2
San Ignacio de Sabaneta Santiago Rodríguez
71,217
804.47
89/km2
San José de las Matas Santiago
68,212
1,549.06
44/km2
San José de los Llanos San Pedro de Macorís
45,256
436.46
104/km2
San José de Ocoa San José de Ocoa
75,424
484.87
156/km2
San Juan de la Maguana San Juan
156,583
1,876.21
83/km2
San Luis Santo Domingo
300,215
48.65
6,171/km2
San Pedro de Macorís San Pedro de Macorís
263,077
152.33
1,727/km2
San Rafael del Yuma La Altagracia
50,023
981.20
51/km2
San Víctor Espaillat
72,320
99.85
724/km2
Sánchez Samaná
28,952
328.53
88/km2
Santa Bárbara de Samaná Samaná
90,233
412.11
219/km2
Santa Cruz de Barahona Barahona
138,470
163.02
849/km2
Santa Cruz de El Seibo El Seibo
87,071
1,344.33
65/km2
Santa Cruz de Mao Valverde
117,481
423.60
277/km2
Santiago de los Caballeros Santiago
1,000,087
428.88
2,332/km2
Santo Domingo de Guzmán Distrito Nacional
1,402,749
104.44
13,431/km2
Santo Domingo Este Santo Domingo
735,361
106.29
6,918/km2
Santo Domingo Norte Santo Domingo
785,263
388.96
2,019/km2
Santo Domingo Oeste Santo Domingo
742,062
54.10
13,716/km2
Sosúa Puerto Plata
49,563
276.89
179/km2
Tábara Arriba Azua
25,212
209.84
120/km2
Tamayo Bahoruco
19,326
522.14
37/km2
Tamboril Santiago
79,522
70.63
1,126/km2
Tenares Hermanas Mirabal
29,223
159.71
183/km2
Trinidad Sánchez Nagua María Trinidad Sánchez
117,195
552.71
212/km2
Vallejuelo San Juan
15,212
218.82
70/km2
Vicente Noble Barahona
20,013
225.63
89/km2
Villa Altagracia San Cristóbal
100,252
482.05
208/km2
Villa Bisonó Santiago
55,523
92.60
600/km2
Villa González Santiago
59,321
100.78
589/km2
Villa Hermosa La Romana
108,563
158.63
684/km2
Villa Isabela Puerto Plata
17,855
212.60
84/km2
Villa Jaragua Bahoruco
8,952
120.23
74/km2
Villa Los Almácigos Santiago Rodríguez
12,205
205.06
60/km2
Villa Montellano Puerto Plata
19,986
73.89
270/km2
Villa Riva Duarte
35,203
309.93
114/km2
Villa Tapia Hermanas Mirabal
30,021
90.12
333/km2
Villa Vásquez Monte Cristi
15,252
229.86
66/km2
Yamasá Monte Plata
69,192
441.61
157/km2
Yayas de Viajama Azua
22,201
472.54
47/km2

Map[edit]

Municipalities of the Dominican Republic

Provincial maps with their municipalities[edit]

Azua Province
Azua Province
Bahoruco Province
Bahoruco Province
Barahona Province
Barahona Province
Dajabón Province
Dajabón Province
Distrito Nacional
Distrito Nacional
Duarte Province
Duarte Province
El Seibo Province
El Seibo Province
Elías Piña Province
Elías Piña Province
Espaillat Province
Espaillat Province
Hato Mayor Province
Hato Mayor Province
Hermanas Mirabal Province
Hermanas Mirabal Province
Independencia Province
Independencia Province
La Altagracia Province
La Altagracia Province
La Romana Province
La Romana Province
La Vega Province
La Vega Province
María Trinidad Sánchez Province
María Trinidad Sánchez Province
Monseñor Nouel Province
Monseñor Nouel Province
Monte Cristi Province
Monte Cristi Province
Monte Plata Province
Monte Plata Province
Pedernales Province
Pedernales Province
Peravia Province
Peravia Province
Puerto Plata Province
Puerto Plata Province
Samaná Province
Samaná Province
San Cristóbal Province
San Cristóbal Province
San José de Ocoa Province
San José de Ocoa Province
San Juan Province
San Juan Province
San Pedro de Macorís Province
San Pedro de Macorís Province
Sánchez Ramírez Province
Sánchez Ramírez Province
Santiago Province
Santiago Province
Santiago Rodríguez Province
Santiago Rodríguez Province
Santo Domingo Province
Santo Domingo Province
Valverde Province
Valverde Province

Statistics[edit]

For population figures as of the 2002 census for the urban centers and seats (cabeceras literally heads) of municipalities and municipal districts with more than 10,000 inhabitants see the list of cities in the Dominican Republic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asamblea Nacional. "CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA REPBULICA DOMINICANA DE 2002" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Congreso Nacional. "Ley No. 3455, Organización Municipal, del 18 de diciembre del 1952" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-03-02. 
  3. ^ 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 24 January 2007. 
  4. ^ Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-02-02. 

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