Peravia Province

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Coordinates: 18°17′24″N 70°19′48″W / 18.29000°N 70.33000°W / 18.29000; -70.33000
Peravia
Province
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Salinas
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Baní
 - elevation 61 m (200 ft)
 - coordinates 18°17′24″N 70°19′48″W / 18.29000°N 70.33000°W / 18.29000; -70.33000
Area 792.33 km2 (306 sq mi)
Population 217,241 (2014) [1]
Density 274 / km2 (710 / sq mi)
Province since 1944
Subdivisions 2 municipalities
11 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
3 Deputies
Timezone AST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-17
Postal Code 94000
Location of the Peravia Province
Nizao

Peravia (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈɾaβja]) is a province of the Dominican Republic. Before January 1, 2002 it was included in what is the new San José de Ocoa province, and published statistics and maps generally relate it to the old, larger, Peravia. It is named after the Peravia Valley. Along the Azua Province, Peravia is characterized by its dry climate and its dunes that surround the coast. One popular attraction is the Salinas beach, which recently has grown to be a popular tourist destination with a developed town that has shops and hotels.

Salinas

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) 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.[4]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Baní 145,595 120,354 25,241
Matanzas[5] 35,414 21,441 13,973
Nizao 36,232 10,545 25,687
Peravia province 217,241 152,340 64,901

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

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. ^ Nuevo Municipio Matanzas de Provincia Peravia
  4. ^ 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 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ Nuevo Municipio Matanzas de Provincia Peravia

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