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]

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


Santo Domingo Este was created as municipality in 2001 by law 163-01 splitting 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 is undergoing change the same way as the Distrito Nacional.

Recently Santo Domingo Este has experienced growth even though not at the same rate as Santo Domingo de Guzman. Department stores and malls have been established lately, stimulating the economical growth of this section.


The Sectors was divided when the city was created.


One of its main activities is the sale of agricultural products as: rice, beans, pigeon peas, meats and other more.


Santo Domingo Este, counts on a great variety of shopping centers, which are, some of the largest of the country include, Mega Centro and Coral Mall. In these places goes a lot to the movies and to eat variety of fast foods. It also has a large number great discos and bars, restaurants also for the enjoyment of all residents, mostly concentrated in Venezuela Avenue and St. Vincent de Paul.

The municipality of Santo Domingo Este, such as it establishes the Law 163 that divided to the Dominican capital in provinces, municipalities and a district, is confirmed by Santo Domingo Este as municipality head of the Province of Santo Domingo, and the urban sectors they integrate it of, Los Mina-Cancino, Ozama-Mendoza y Villa Duarte.

Since 1975, that people of the oriental zone of Santo Domingo came promoting the autonomous idea of become a zone in terms of local government. In 1984 it was introduced to the National Congress the first aiming government bill to create the province of Santo Domingo Oriental, but at that time was alleged that to be approved such project would be incurred in an act of unconstitutional character.

Business Sector[edit]

A simple inventory permits to verify that Santo Domingo Este counts on the duty-free zones Hainamosa (private), with 11 businesses and three thousand employees; San Isidro (private), with 26 businesses and 7,470 employees; Los Mina (public), a business and 6,000 employees, besides the New Industrial Park Isabela.

Likewise, the firms Barceló, Manufacturera Sociedad Industrial, Lácteos Dominicanos, Parmalat, Telever, Codetel, Tricom, industries of the construction, factories of blocks, energy parks and the old Dominican Mills. Besides, farms of chickens and producers of hogs, cane of sugar and cultivation of short cycles.

Commerce in this zone is extensive and various, Multicentro La Sirena. Only in the area of the Avenida Charles de Gaulle they exist more than 400 commerce and a proliferation of record stores, bars and restaurants that generate more than 50 thousand direct and indirect jobs, chiefly throughout the avenue San Vicente of Paul.

They figure, besides, el Club Calero de Villa Duarte, Club Los Trinitarios, Parque Mirador Este, Marina de Sans Soucí, and the installations of the park destined for the 2003 Pan American Games.

Touristic Sites[edit]

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


  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  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). Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  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.