Pedernales Province

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Coordinates: 18°2′0″N 71°45′0″W / 18.03333°N 71.75000°W / 18.03333; -71.75000
Pedernales
Province
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Pedernales
 - elevation 10 m (33 ft)
 - coordinates 18°2′0″N 71°45′0″W / 18.03333°N 71.75000°W / 18.03333; -71.75000
Area 2,074.53 km2 (801 sq mi)
Population 52,165 (2014) [1]
Density 25 / km2 (65 / sq mi)
Province since 1957
Subdivisions 2 municipalities
2 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone AST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-16
Postal Code 84000
Location of the Pedernales Province

Pedernales (Spanish pronunciation: [peðerˈnales] Flints) is the southernmost province of the Dominican Republic, including the offshore island of Isla Beata. It was split from Barahona in 1956. Of its 2,074.53 km², 1374 km² belong to the Jaragua National Park.[citation needed]

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - M.D.) 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]

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

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Oviedo 10,986 3,699 7,287
Pedernales 27,955 16,967 10,988
Pedernales province 38,941 20,666 18,275

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  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). Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  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.