Las Terrenas

place in Samaná, Dominican Republic

Las Terrenas is a Dominican municipality in the Samaná province, on the north coast of the peninsula of Samaná.

Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas beach
Las Terrenas beach
Las Terrenas is located in the Dominican Republic
Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas
Coordinates: Coordinates: 19°19′12″N 69°31′48″W / 19.32000°N 69.53000°W / 19.32000; -69.53000
Country Dominican Republic
Municipality since
 • Total111.9 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Elevation17 m (56 ft)
 • Total18,829
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (AST)
Distance:48 km (30 mi) to Samaná

Name Edit

The name Las Terrenas comes from the French La terrienne (the "lady that owns land").[3]

Population Edit

The municipality had, in 2014, a total population of 18,829: 9,776 men and 9,053 women. The urban population was 59.1% of the total population.[1]

Geography Edit

Las Terrenas has a total area of 111.9 km2 (43 sq mi), about 13% of the total area of the province of Samaná.[1] The city is an elevation of 17 m (56 ft) above sea level,[2] and at 48 km (30 mi) to the northwest of Samaná.

Las Terrenas does not have any municipal district.[4]

The municipality of Las Terrenas has the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the municipality of Sánchez to the west and south, and the municipality of Samaná to the east.

Economy Edit

The main economic activities of the municipality are the same as the province: tourism, agriculture and fishing.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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. 2.0 2.1 "Las Terrenas". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. Vega, Bernardo (2004). Breve historia de Samaná (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Fundación Cultural Dominicana. ISBN 99934-27-06-3.
  4. "División Territorial 2015" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.