List of municipalities of the Dominican Republic

The provinces of the Dominican Republic are divided into two or more municipalities (municipios singular municipio) with the exception of the Distrito Nacional which consists of only one municipalitySanto Domingo. They are the second-level political and administrative subdivisions of the country.

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The division of the provinces into municipalities is laid down in the constitution (Titulo I Seccion II Art. 5 2002 constitution).[1] and enacted by law. Currently by law 5220 about the territorial division of the Dominican Republic (Ley No. 5220 sobre División Territorial de la República Dominicana) issued 1959 and frequently amended to create new provinces, municipalities and lower level administrative units.

Administration

The municipalities are governed by municipal councils (ayuntamientos) and a mayor (Síndico) elected by their inhabitants as determined by the constitution (Titulo VIII Art. 82 2002 constitution)[1] and law 3455 about the administration of municipalities (Ley 3455 de Organización Municipal).[2]

When a municipality consists of more than one urban center those beside the municipality's seat can be elevated to the status of a municipal district (distrito municipal). A municipal council (Junta Municipal) for such a municipal district is nominated by the municipal council of the municipality to which it belongs (Ley 3455 Titulo I Capitulo IV).[2]

The rural parts of a municipality are divided into districts (Secciones literally sections) which are further divided into neighborhoods (Parajes literally places). The municipal councils appoint district mayors (Alcalde pedáneo) which represent the municipal administration at district level (Ley 3455 Titulo I Capitulo V).[2]

As the municipalities differ largely by population they or the urban centers of them may be cities (Ciudades), the capital of a province or with more than 10,000 inhabitants, towns (Villas), the seat of a municipality or with more than 1,000 inhabitants or villages (Poblados) with less than 1,000 inhabitants.

Municipalities

The following is a list of the 160 municipalities (municipios) of the Dominican Republic as of June 7, 2014.[3]157 Municipios de la Rep. Dominicana

Name Province Created Population[4]Area (km2)DensityOld names
AltamiraPuerto Plata
July 6, 1889
22,323
179.32
124/km2
ArenosoDuarte
January 1, 1994
19,299
142.20
136/km2
Azua de CompostelaAzua
March 5, 1845
143,934
416.30
346/km2
BaitoaSantiago
February 27, 2016
23,233
45.22
514/km2
Bajos de HainaSan Cristóbal
October 27, 1980
142,323
38.49
3,698/km2
BaníPeravia
March 5, 1845
201,292
540.40
372/km2
BánicaElías Piña
March 5, 1845
12,123
265.98
46/km2
BayaguanaMonte Plata
March 5, 1845
40,912
877.99
47/km2
Boca ChicaSanto Domingo
January 1, 2003
201,292
145.67
1,382/km2
BohechíoSan Juan
March 2, 1976
12,332
407.82
30/km2
BonaoMonseñor Nouel
March 5, 1845
200,102
664.37
301/km2
CabralBarahona
September 9, 1907
19,293
149.30
129/km2
CabreraMaría Trinidad Sánchez
February 27, 1870
39,929
297.58
134/km2
Tres Amarras
Cambita GarabitosSan Cristóbal
May 2, 1987
42,123
202.52
208/km2
CastañuelaMonte Cristi
February 27, 1976
21,223
80.90
262/km2
CastilloDuarte
September 9, 1907
26,455
133.68
198/km2
Cayetano GermosenEspaillat
January 1, 1994
9,120
17.75
514/km2
CevicosSánchez Ramírez
January 27, 1895
21,232
305.64
69/km2
ComendadorElías Piña
April 25, 1880
50,349
252.93
199/km2
Concepción de La VegaLa Vega
March 5, 1845
310,203
639.85
485/km2
ConstanzaLa Vega
March 9, 1858
75,344
848.79
89/km2
ConsueloSan Pedro de Macorís
September 19, 1996
54,324
131.52
413/km2
CotuíSánchez Ramírez
March 5, 1845
154,234
619.88
249/km2
CristóbalIndependencia
August 3, 2003
9,912
151.72
65/km2
DajabónDajabón
March 5, 1845
69,953
253.41
276/km2
DuvergéIndependencia
July 27, 1893
63,874
521.64
122/km2
El CercadoSan Juan
September 9, 1907
30,132
283.05
106/km2
El FactorMaría Trinidad Sánchez
April 25, 1988
32,323
149.23
217/km2
El LlanoElías Piña
March 1, 1976
10,202
104.49
98/km2
El PeñónBarahona
December 16, 2002
5,023
29.02
173/km2
El PinoDajabón
January 18, 2002
14,203
88.35
161/km2
El ValleHato Mayor
March 9, 1976
12,343
161.12
77/km2
EnriquilloBarahona
September 9, 1907
19,988
354.10
56/km2
EsperanzaValverde
September 9, 1907
121,233
215.24
563/km2
EstebaníaAzua
November 20, 2001
9,887
159.20
62/km2
Eugenio María de HostosDuarte
March 5, 2004
14,533
78.23
186/km2
FantinoSánchez Ramírez
December 15, 1961
29,888
95.97
311/km2
FundaciónBarahona
July 16, 2003
12,123
52.59
231/km2
GalvánBahoruco
July 1, 1998
21,019
214.66
98/km2
Gaspar HernándezEspaillat
September 9, 1907
60,394
366.18
165/km2
GuananicoPuerto Plata
November 30, 1992
9,033
57.32
158/km2
GuayabalAzua
August 3, 2004
10,003
262.87
38/km2
GuayacanesSan Pedro de Macorís
May 3, 2006
35,034
129.78
270/km2
GuaymateLa Romana
October 1, 1959
23,323
309.80
75/km2
GuayubínMonte Cristi
May 9, 1855
60,934
899.26
68/km2
Hato Mayor del ReyHato Mayor
March 5, 1845
102,039
659.65
155/km2
Hondo ValleElías Piña
August 12, 1955
15,445
120.63
128/km2
ImbertPuerto Plata
September 9, 1907
34,245
170.70
201/km2
Blanco
Jamao al NorteEspaillat
May 25, 2001
12,213
115.48
106/km2
JánicoSantiago
September 9, 1907
33,233
403.20
82/km2
JaquimeyesBarahona
July 7, 2004
8,374
178.63
47/km2
JarabacoaLa Vega
March 9, 1858
72,019
665.88
108/km2
Jima AbajoLa Vega
September 19, 1996
50,394
132.72
380/km2
JimaníIndependencia
June 4, 1945
20,192
458.49
44/km2
Juan de HerreraSan Juan
June 10, 1992
16,543
146.85
113/km2
Juan SantiagoElías Piña
May 9, 2005
7,472
107.15
70/km2
La CiénagaBarahona
July 30, 2004
12,334
112.30
110/km2
La DescubiertaIndependencia
June 27, 1938
13,233
206.85
64/km2
La MataSánchez Ramírez
August 7, 2002
50,394
174.64
289/km2
La RomanaLa Romana
February 27, 1897
239,987
185.52
1,294/km2
Laguna SaladaValverde
March 6, 1976
45,546
184.54
247/km2
Las CharcasAzua
September 15, 2001
19,877
251.23
79/km2
Las GuáranasDuarte
July 22, 1998
29,193
86.49
338/km2
Las Matas de FarfánSan Juan
March 5, 1845
72,303
636.64
114/km2
Las Matas de Santa CruzMonte Cristi
March 18, 1985
14,234
109.51
130/km2
Las TerrenasSamaná
September 19, 1996
45,944
113.10
406/km2
Licey al MedioSantiago
July 13, 1984
49,432
27.04
1,828/km2
Loma de CabreraDajabón
June 27, 1938
23,234
238.51
97/km2
Los AlcarrizosSanto Domingo
January 31, 2005
345,329
52.14
6,623/km2
Los CacaosSan Cristóbal
February 2, 2004
15,334
145.62
105/km2
Los HidalgosPuerto Plata
March 10, 1976
17,384
101.10
172/km2
Los RíosBahoruco
November 27, 2001
13,234
149.87
88/km2
LuperónPuerto Plata
June 18, 1945
25,443
272.07
94/km2
Bajabónico
MaimónMonseñor Nouel
September 22, 1982
23,133
90.07
257/km2
MatanzasPeravia
August 19, 2014
54,234
203.39
267/km2
MellaIndependencia
March 22, 2004
5,233
508.81
10/km2
MichesEl Seibo
August 8, 1883
25,423
442.47
57/km2
El Jovero
MocaEspaillat
March 5, 1845
213,244
239.36
891/km2
MonciónSantiago Rodríguez
September 9, 1907
39,993
101.61
394/km2
Monte PlataMonte Plata
March 5, 1845
67,473
623.55
108/km2
NaguaMaría Trinidad Sánchez
July 10, 1882
132,394
552.71
240/km2
San José de Matanzas
NeibaBahoruco
March 5, 1845
100,987
423.46
238/km2
NizaoPeravia
April 14, 1988
34,345
48.54
708/km2
OviedoPedernales
March 3, 1950
12,345
799.86
15/km2
Padre Las CasasAzua
June 27, 1938
45,394
496.98
91/km2
ParaísoBarahona
February 29, 1976
23,124
138.63
167/km2
PartidoDajabón
September 19, 1996
17,029
157.29
108/km2
PedernalesPedernales
June 27, 1938
94,397
1,274.67
74/km2
Pedro BrandSanto Domingo
January 31, 2005
100,192
212.29
472/km2
Pedro SantanaElías Piña
March 3, 1952
12,442
575.02
22/km2
Pepillo SalcedoMonte Cristi
August 28, 1949
14,244
149.32
95/km2
Manzanillo
PeraltaAzua
March 7, 1976
20,394
115.85
176/km2
PeralvilloMonte Plata
June 16, 2004
29,493
153.35
192/km2
Piedra BlancaMonseñor Nouel
November 30, 1991
34,245
237.95
144/km2
PimentelDuarte
September 9, 1907
30,492
124.67
245/km2
PoloBarahona
September 30, 2001
11,234
200.61
56/km2
Postrer RíoIndependencia
May 4, 1982
9,394
158.93
59/km2
Pueblo ViejoAzua
May 1, 2003
15,344
45.38
338/km2
PuñalSantiago
April 7, 2006
74,244
60.80
1,221/km2
QuisqueyaSan Pedro de Macorís
July 1, 1998
25,944
155.45
167/km2
Ramón SantanaSan Pedro de Macorís
April 25, 1894
13,493
249.92
54/km2
Rancho ArribaSan José de Ocoa
May 8, 1989
14,938
203.53
73/km2
RestauraciónDajabón
June 23, 1892
13,293
283.58
47/km2
Río San JuanMaría Trinidad Sánchez
March 27, 1946
31,233
272.19
115/km2
Sabana de la MarHato Mayor
March 5, 1845
28,912
508.52
57/km2
Sabana Grande de BoyáMonte Plata
March 5, 1845
39,292
535.08
73/km2
Sabana Grande de PalenqueSan Cristóbal
September 19, 1996
22,123
30.13
734/km2
Sabana IglesiaSantiago
May 18, 2007
21,023
58.30
361/km2
Sabana LargaSan José de Ocoa
April 7, 1991
12,394
167.00
74/km2
Sabana YeguaAzua
May 1, 2003
22,394
101.58
220/km2
SalcedoHermanas Mirabal
March 5, 1845
78,333
190.60
411/km2
Juana Núñez
SalinasBarahona
March 8, 2001
7,383
123.47
60/km2
Salvaleón de HigüeyLa Altagracia
March 5, 1845
422,934
2,029.14
208/km2
San Antonio de GuerraSanto Domingo
March 24, 2004
97,889
288.25
340/km2
San CristóbalSan Cristóbal
March 5, 1845
294,394
226.52
1,300/km2
San Felipe de Puerto PlataPuerto Plata
March 5, 1845
301,344
509.01
592/km2
San Fernando de Monte CristiMonte Cristi
March 5, 1845
41,933
842.95
50/km2
San Francisco de MacorísDuarte
March 5, 1845
279,443
727.15
384/km2
San Gregorio de NiguaSan Cristóbal
January 11, 2001
44,333
48.76
909/km2
San Ignacio de SabanetaSantiago Rodríguez
March 5, 1845
59,833
804.47
74/km2
San José de las MatasSantiago
March 5, 1845
69,887
1,549.06
45/km2
San José de los LlanosSan Pedro de Macorís
March 5, 1845
34,332
436.46
79/km2
San José de OcoaSan José de Ocoa
March 5, 1845
95,633
484.87
197/km2
San Juan de la MaguanaSan Juan
March 5, 1845
233,392
1,876.21
124/km2
San LuisSanto Domingo
September 30, 2011
338,322
48.65
6,954/km2
San Pedro de MacorísSan Pedro de Macorís
March 5, 1845
272,873
152.33
1,791/km2
San Rafael del YumaLa Altagracia
August 11, 1959
29,296
1,123.85
28/km2
San VíctorEspaillat
August 29, 2014
78,383
99.85
785/km2
SánchezSamaná
September 9, 1907
29,303
328.53
89/km2
Santa Bárbara de SamanáSamaná
March 5, 1845
102,939
412.11
250/km2
Santa Cruz de BarahonaBarahona
March 5, 1845
183,232
163.02
1,124/km2
Santa Cruz de El SeiboEl Seibo
March 5, 1845
119,283
1,344.33
89/km2
Santa Cruz de MaoValverde
May 4, 1878
145,309
423.60
343/km2
Santiago de los CaballerosSantiago
March 5, 1845
1,000,009
428.88
2,332/km2
Santo DomingoDistrito Nacional
March 5, 1845
1,443,384
104.44
13,820/km2
Santo Domingo EsteSanto Domingo
October 8, 2001
773,628
106.29
7,278/km2
Santo Domingo NorteSanto Domingo
October 8, 2001
685,037
388.96
2,107/km2
Santo Domingo OesteSanto Domingo
October 8, 2001
468,284
54.10
8,656/km2
SosúaPuerto Plata
March 4, 1976
82,093
276.89
296/km2
Tábara ArribaAzua
January 20, 2004
23,123
209.84
110/km2
TamayoBahoruco
June 27, 1938
40,293
374.01
108/km2
TamborilSantiago
September 9, 1907
91,384
70.63
1,294/km2
Peña
TenaresHermanas Mirabal
June 27, 1938
40,293
159.71
252/km2
VallejueloSan Juan
March 8, 1976
15,898
218.82
73/km2
Vicente NobleBarahona
March 3, 1976
28,583
225.63
127/km2
Villa AltagraciaSan Cristóbal
September 9, 1907
129,394
482.05
268/km2
Villa BisonóSantiago
October 20, 1961
75,673
92.60
817/km2
Villa GonzálezSantiago
October 19, 1991
70,494
100.78
699/km2
Villa HermosaLa Romana
July 28, 2004
159,544
158.63
1,006/km2
Villa IsabelaPuerto Plata
May 16, 1989
24,392
212.60
115/km2
Villa JaraguaBahoruco
February 28, 1976
14,843
120.23
123/km2
Villa Los AlmácigosSantiago Rodríguez
September 19, 1996
18,392
205.06
90/km2
Villa MontellanoPuerto Plata
January 21, 2006
26,345
73.89
357/km2
Villa RivaDuarte
March 5, 1845
42,343
309.93
137/km2
San Antonio del Yuna
Villa TapiaHermanas Mirabal
March 5, 1845
42,123
90.12
467/km2
La Jagua
Villa VásquezMonte Cristi
June 27, 1938
24,293
229.86
106/km2
Santa Ana, Villa Isabel
YaguateSan Cristóbal
March 5, 1976
54,663
121.81
449/km2
YamasáMonte Plata
September 9, 1907
90,129
441.61
204/km2
Yayas de ViajamaAzua
May 1, 2001
24,573
472.54
52/km2

Map

Provincial maps with their municipalities

Statistics

For population figures as of the 2002 census for the urban centers and seats (cabeceras literally heads) of municipalities and municipal districts with more than 10,000 inhabitants see the list of cities in the Dominican Republic.

References

  1. Asamblea Nacional. "CONSTITUCION POLITICA DE LA REPUBLICA DOMINICANA DE 2002" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  2. Congreso Nacional. "Ley No. 3455, Organización Municipal, del 18 de diciembre del 1952" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-03-02.
  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). Archived from the original on 1 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. Consejo Nacional de Población y Familia. "Estamaciones y Proyecciones de la Población Dominicana por Regiones, Provincias, Municipios y Distritos Municipales, 2014" (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11/2/2018. Retrieved 2014-02-02. Check date values in: |archivedate= (help)
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