Juan Santiago, Elías Piña

Dominican municipality in the Elías Piña Province

Juan Santiago is a Dominican municipality in the Elías Piña province.

Juan Santiago
Municipality
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceElías Piña
Municipality since2005
Area
 • Total102.2 km2 (39.5 sq mi)
Elevation
807 m (2,648 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total4,360
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,565
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (AST)

PopulationEdit

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 4,360: 2,394 men and 1,966 women. The urban population was 35.9% of the total population.[1]

HistoryEdit

Juan Santiago became a municipal district of Comendador by the law 916 of 12 August 1978.[2] Then, in 2005, it became a municipality of the Elías Piña province.

GeographyEdit

Juan Santiago has an area of 102.2 km2 (39.5 sq mi). The limits of the municipality are the municipality of El Llano to the north, the San Juan province to the east, the Independencia province to the south and the municipality of Hondo Valle to the west.

EconomyEdit

The main economic activity of the municipality is farming.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. Féliz, Werner D. (2004). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004 (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. p. 145. ISBN 999349391-0.