La Romana Province, Dominican Republic

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La Romana
Coat of arms of La Romana
Coat of arms
Location of the La Romana Province
Location of the La Romana Province
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1944
CapitalLa Romana
Government
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body3 municipalities
2 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
4 Deputies
Area
 • Total653.95 km2 (252.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total344,580
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-12
Postal Code22000

La Romana (Spanish pronunciation: [la ɾoˈmana]) is a province of the Dominican Republic. The capital is also named La Romana, and is the third-largest city in the country. La Romana was elevated to the category of province in 1944.

La Romana is also home to Casa de Campo, one of the world's largest resorts and top golfing destinations, including the Teeth of the Dog golf course. Many international and local artists perform at "Altos de Chavón", an artistic community and university.

Municipalities and municipal districts[edit]

Part of La Romana province as seen from off the shore of Catalina Island

The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:[1]

The following is a sortable table of the municipalities with population figures as of an estimate on 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.[2] 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
Guaymate 28,233 7,089 21,144
La Romana 207,784 147,373 60,411
Villa Hermosa 108,563 70,675 37,888
La Romana province 344,580 225,137 119,443

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ 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.[permanent dead link]
Pic of restaurant in the Altos de Chavón resort

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