Padre Las Casas (Azua)

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Padre Las Casas
Municipality
Padre Las Casas is located in the Dominican Republic
Padre Las Casas
Padre Las Casas
Coordinates: 18°44′N 70°56′W / 18.733°N 70.933°W / 18.733; -70.933Coordinates: 18°44′N 70°56′W / 18.733°N 70.933°W / 18.733; -70.933
Country Dominican Republic
Province Azua
Area
 • Total 496.98 km2 (191.89 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 40,545
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4
Area code(s) 1 809/829

Padre Las Casas is a municipality (municipio) of the Azua province in the Dominican Republic. It includes the municipal districts (distritos municipal) of La Siembra, Las Lagunas, and Los Fríos.[1]

Padre Las Casas is located in the foothills of the Cordillera Central. The economy of the town is as a service depot for local farmers and farmers for quite a distance into the mountains to which it is the easiest point of contact. There is also a large service economy and an efficient bus cooperative that connects mainly with Azua and the towns along the way. Full-time employment for males runs about 50% but many males do some kind of work but much of this pays less than a dollar an hour, while entrepreneurs in retail and other small businesses may easily make the owner a 200-500 weekly income. The disparity is great even in the microcosm of this small town.

References[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 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011.