Santo Domingo Este

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Santo Domingo Este
Municipality of Santo Domingo Este
Santo Domingo Este is located in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo Este
Santo Domingo Este
Santo Domingo Este in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 18°29′7.79″N 69°52′24.26″W / 18.4854972°N 69.8734056°W / 18.4854972; -69.8734056Coordinates: 18°29′7.79″N 69°52′24.26″W / 18.4854972°N 69.8734056°W / 18.4854972; -69.8734056
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santo Domingo
Municipality since 2001
 • Total 106.29 km2 (41.04 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 701,269
 • Density 6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Municipal Districts

Santo Domingo Este is a municipality and the provincial capital of the Santo Domingo province in the Dominican Republic. Within the municipality there is one municipal district (distrito municipal), San Luis.[3]


Santo Domingo Este was created as a separate municipality in 2001 by Law 163-01, which split the Santo Domingo province from the Distrito Nacional.[4]

Santo Domingo Este is across the Ozama River which divides the east and west sections of metropolitan Santo Domingo. This eastern side is more residential and less commercially developed, but it too has experienced growth, though at a slower pace than Santo Domingo itself, with new malls and department stores.


When the city was created, these sectors were also divided:


Plans for local government separate from the National District were first floated in the 1970s. Congress considered a bill in 1984 that would have created the province of Santo Domingo Oriental, which was rejected on grounds that the creation of a new province would be unconstitutional.


Santo Domingo Este has a variety of shopping centers, some of them among the largest in the country, such as Mega Centro and Coral Mall. There are also commercial districts in the Venezuela Avenue and St. Vincent de Paul areas, which feature active nightlife and restaurants.

The municipality also includes the Villa Panamericana, a housing complex built for the athletes of the 2003 Pan American Games.


Santo Domingo Este has three duty-free zones. Hainamosa is home to 11 businesses and 3,000 employees; San Isidro houses 26 businesses and 7,470 employees; and Los Mina has just one business and 6,000 employees. The New Isabela Industrial Park is also located in the municipality.

Companies with a presence in the area include Barceló, Manufacturera Sociedad Industrial, Lácteos Dominicanos, Parmalat, Telever, Codetel, Tricom, as well as construction, energy, and agricultural businesses. One of the main activities in Santo Domingo Este is the sale of agricultural products, such as rice, beans, pigeon peas and meat.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Faro a Colón which split the Distrito Nacional and Santo Domingo Este


  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadística
  2. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  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). 
  4. ^ EL CONGRESO NACIONAL. "Ley No. 163-01 que crea la provincia de Santo Domingo, y modifica los Artículos 1 y 2 de la Ley No. 5220, sobre División Territorial de la República Dominicana." (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-03-08.