San José de Ocoa Province

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Coordinates: 18°33′00″N 70°30′00″W / 18.55000°N 70.50000°W / 18.55000; -70.50000
San José de Ocoa
Province
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital San José de Ocoa
 - elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)
 - coordinates 18°33′00″N 70°30′00″W / 18.55000°N 70.50000°W / 18.55000; -70.50000
Area 855.40 km2 (330 sq mi)
Population 97,640 (2014) [1]
Density 114 / km2 (295 / sq mi)
Province since 2000
Subdivisions 3 municipalities
3 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone AST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-31
Postal Code 93000
Location of the San José de Ocoa Province

San José de Ocoa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsaŋ xoˈse ðe oˈko.a]) is a province of the Dominican Republic, and also the name of the province's capital city.[2] It was split from Peravia on January 1, 2000. Published statistics and maps generally include this province in the old, larger, Peravia.

Municipalities of the Province.

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:[3]

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
Rancho Arriba 12,586 3,985 8,601
Sabana Larga 12,698 7,693 5,005
San José de Ocoa 57,174 42,281 14,893
San José de Ocoa province 82,458 53,959 28,499

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

Natives[edit]

  • Haile Rivera, is a community activist, youth mentor and political operative of the Democratic Party in the United States; Rivera is Founder & Executive Director of Hands On New York, Inc. & Dominicanos Unidos de New York (DUNY); In 2007 Haile was special guest to then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama at a dinner where they discussed important topics from poverty, education, war and more. Rivera was then selected to serve on Obama's Presidential campaign's field staff, assigned to Philadelphia (PA), Raleigh (North Carolina), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Hialeah (Florida) followed by serving on the Obama-Biden Transition team in Washington, DC.
  • Rafael Soriano, professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, was born in San José
  • Rafael Sanchez, better known by the alias of Jack Veneno, former professional wrestler and current sub-secretary of sports, was born in San José

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. ^ Gwillim Law - Statoids. "Provinces of the Dominican Republic". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  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). Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  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 2012-01-11. 

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