Independencia Province

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Independencia
Province
Symbol
Country  Dominican Republic
Capital Jimaní
 - elevation 31 m (102 ft)
 - coordinates 18°29′24″N 71°51′0″W / 18.49000°N 71.85000°W / 18.49000; -71.85000Coordinates: 18°29′24″N 71°51′0″W / 18.49000°N 71.85000°W / 18.49000; -71.85000
Area 2,006.44 km2 (775 sq mi)
Population 74,583 (2014) [1]
Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Province since 1948
Subdivisions 6 municipalities
6 municipal districts
Congresspersons 1 Senator
2 Deputies
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
Area code 1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2 DO-10
Postal Code 83000
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Location of Independencia Province

Independencia (Spanish pronunciation: [indepenˈdensja]) is a province of the Dominican Republic, located in the west, on the border with Haiti. Its capital is Jimani. The province was created in 1948 but was made official in 1950. Before is creation it was part of the Baoruco Province. The name was given in remembrance of the National Independence of February 27 1844.

History[edit]

The province Independencia was founded in the lands that in previous times belonged to a Cacique called Ximani who was related to the cacicazgo of Xaragua. Little is known of Ximani as the ties with between the natives of Ximani and the Spanish were practically non-existent. The law that created this province, December 29 1948, had originally assigned the name of "Provincia de Jimaní" to the province. The name was then changed January 28 1949 to "Provincia Nueva Era". The names was then finally changed to the present one "Independence" on May 13 1949.

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distritos municipales - D.M.) within the latter:[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.

South shore of Lake Enriquillo, looking northward to the Sierra de Neiba mountains, Independencia Province, Dominican Republic (2007)
Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Cristóbal 7,952 2,967 4,985
Duvergé 25,971 15,452 10,519
Jimaní 19,263 11,742 7,521
La Descubierta 10,022 5,767 4,255
Mella 5,052 4,131 921
Postrer Río 6,323 2,338 3,985
Independencia province 74,583 42,397 32,186

See also[edit]

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). Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. 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. 

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