Santiago Rodríguez Province

province of the Dominican Republic

Santiago Rodríguez is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is in the northwestern part of the country. Its capital city is San Ignacio de Sabaneta.

Santiago Rodríguez
Presa de Moncion, Santiago Rodriguez in Dominican Republic
Presa de Moncion, Santiago Rodriguez in Dominican Republic
Coat of arms of Santiago Rodríguez
Location of the Santiago Rodríguez Province
Location of the Santiago Rodríguez Province
Coordinates: 19°24′59″N 71°20′27″W / 19.41639°N 71.34083°W / 19.41639; -71.34083
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1948
CapitalSan Ignacio de Sabaneta
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body3 municipalities
0 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator (Antonio Cruz Torres)
2 Deputies
 • Total1,111.14 km2 (429.01 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-26
Postal Code64000

The province was created in 1948.

Name change

Santiago Rodríguez was an officer of the Dominican army when the Dominican-Haitian War. He is one of the founder of the city of Sabaneta. He was an important military leader during the initial stages of the Restoration War (1863-1865).

History change

The town of San Ignacio de Sabaneta was founded in 1844 and it was made a municipality of the Santiago province in 1854 and then of the Monte Cristi Province province in 1879. In 1948, it became a province.[1]

Monción was a municipality of Montecristi since 1907. In 1996, Villa Los Almácigos became a municipality.[1]

Location change

Santiago Rodríguez is in the region known as Línea Noroeste ("Northwestern Line"). The province has the Monte Cristi and Valverde provinces to the north, the Santiago province to the east, the San Juan and Elías Piña provinces to the south and the Dajabón province to the west.

Population change

In 2014 (last national census), there were 99,044 people living in the Santiago Rodríguez province, and 27,559 (27.8%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 86.3 persons/km².[2]

Its population represents 1.05% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 30th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.

As of 2016, the total estimated propulation of the province is 1,015,397 inhabitants.[3]

The largest city of the province is San Ignacio de Sabaneta, its head municipality or capital, with an urban population (in 2014) of 15,648 inhabitants.[2]

Geography change

The Santiago province has a total area of 1,147.5 km2 (443.1 sq mi).[2] It has 2.4% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 22nd (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.

The altitude of the provincial capital, San Ignacio de Sabaneta, is 127 m (417 ft) above sea level.[4]

The Cordillera Central ("Central mountain chain") is in the southern part of the province, and the Sierra Samba (or Sierra Zamba), a chain of low hills, runs across the northern half.

The main rivers are Guayubín and Mao, both tributaries of the Yaque del Norte river.

Climate change

The climate of the province is a tropical climate, hot most of the year, but it is cooler in the mountains.

Municipalities change

There are 3 municipalities and none municipal districts (M.D.) in the province.[1]

Municipalities of Santiago Rodríguez Province
Municipalities of the Santiago Rodríguez province
Municipal Districts (code) Population
Density Altitude
San Ignacio de Sabaneta (260101) 34,540 801.4 43.1 127
Sabaneta (260100) 34,540 801.4 43.1
Villa Los Almácigos (260201) 11,183 207.2 54.0 211
Villa Los Almácigos (260200) 11,183 207.2 54.0
Monción (260301) 11,753 138.9 84.6 367
Monción (260300) 11,753 138.9 84.6
Santiago Rodríguez (260000) 99,044 1,147.5 86.3

Economy change

The only economic activity of importance is farming.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "División Territorial 2015" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. "REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA: Población por año calendario, según sexo y grupos quinquenales de edad, 2015-2020" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). Archived from the original (XLS) on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. "Sabaneta". Retrieved 1 December 2016.