San José de Ocoa Province
|San José de Ocoa|
|Capital||San José de Ocoa|
|- elevation||475 m (1,558 ft)|
|Area||855.40 km2 (330 sq mi)|
|Population||59,544 (2010) |
|Density||70 / km2 (181 / sq mi)|
3 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
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. It was split from Peravia on January 1, 2000. Published statistics and maps generally include this province in the old, larger, Peravia.
Municipalities and municipal districts
- Rancho Arriba
- Sabana Larga
- San José de Ocoa
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.
|Name||Total population||Urban population||Rural population|
|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.
- 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
- "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010." (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Gwillim Law - Statoids. "Provinces of the Dominican Republic". Retrieved 2007-05-26.
- 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.
- 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.
- (Spanish) Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Statistics Portal of the Dominican Republic
- (Spanish) Oficina Nacional de Estadística, Maps with administrative division of the provinces of the Dominican Republic, downloadable in PDF format