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|PROVINCES - CITIES - TOWNS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC|
Dominican Republic is divided into twenty-nine provinces or regions, and
the National District ~ which is in effect the thirtieth province.
In addition, there are really two major cities in the country ~ Santo Domingo
de Guzman, which is the nation's capital and most heavily populated city
~ Santiago de Los Caballeros, the second largest city located in the northwest
portion of the country, close to what can be called the nation's "tobacco
AZUA ~ Located directly west of the capital, Azua's coastline is on the southern or Caribbean sea side of the country
Capital City: Azua
Estebania, Las Charcas, Padre Las Casas, Peralta, Sabana Yegua, Tabara Arriba, Yamas de Viajama
BAORUCO ~ Located in the western part of the country, this province is land locked and situated close to the border with Haiti.
Capital City: Neiba
Galvan, Los Rios, Postrer Rio, Villa Jaragua
BARAHONA ~ Located in the southwest portion of the country, Barahona borders the Caribbean Sea and has been an area that the government has slated for future tourist development. An airport capable of handling International Jumbo jets sits idle in Barahona, awaiting new tourist traffic.
Capital City: Barahona
Cabral, El Penon, Enriquillo, Las Salinas,
DAJABON ~ Located in the northwest corner of the country, bordering Haiti and the Monti Cristi district
Capital City: Dajabon
Loma de Cabrera, Partido, Restauracion
DISTRITO NACIONAL ~ The capital district of the country, located on the southern costaline. Aside from being the home to the nation's capital city, The city of Haina - a major sea port and point of entry for many automobiles and other goods entering the country, is also located within the National District
Santo Domingo (de Guzman)
Within the city proper ~ West of the river Ozama ~ Close to business districts and government offices:
Arroyo Hondo, Bella Vista, Ciudad Colonial or Zona Colonial, Ciudad Universitaria, El Cacique, Gazcue, Herrera, Honduras del Norte, Julieta Morales, La Fe, La Julia, Los Millones, Los Prados, Los Restauradores, Luperon, Mirador Norte, Naco, Paraiso, Piantini, Quisqueya.
East of the River Ozama ~ La Zona Oriental and other sections heading east towards Las Americas Airport and Boca Chica:
Alma Rosa, Cancino, Charles de Gaul or
"Charlie", Isabelita, Faro A Colon, Las Americas, Los Mameyes, Los Mina
Norte, Los Mina Sur, Los Tres Ojos, Los Trinitarios, Mendoza, Villa Duarte,
Villa Faro, San Souci
DUARTE ~ A landlocked province in the northeast. A section of Duarte borders the Samana province.
Capital City: San Francisco de Marcoris
Arenoso, Castillo, Las Guaranas, Pimentel
ELIAS PINA ~ Located almost equidistant from both coastlines, bordering Haiti.
Capital City: Comendador
Banica, El Llano, Hondo Valle, Pedro
EL SEIBO ~ Located in the northeast corner of the country, southeast from Samana Peinsula.
Capital City: El Seibo
Miches (Playa Miches)
ESPAILLAT ~ Located on the northern coastline, bordering the Puerto Plata district.
Capital City: Moca
Gaspar Hernandez, Jamao al Norte, Jose
Contreras, Rio San Juan, San Victor
HATO MAYOR ~ Located on the eastern portion of the country, Hato Mayor shares the Bay of Samana with it's neighbor directly due north, Samana.
Capital City: Hato Mayor
El Valle, Sabana de La Mar
INDEPENDENCIA ~ Located northwest and bordering Barahona, Independencia is the home of the largest inland lake of the country ~ Lago Enriquillo & The Nacional Park Isla Cabritos. A major portion of Independencia also border the southern section of Haiti.
Capital City: Jimani
Duverge, La Descubierta, Mella
LA ALTAGRACIA ~ Located on the south-eastern portion of the country, La Altagracia is home to two national parks, the famous Punta Cana resort area, and Isla Saona.
Capital City: Higuey
Nisibon, Punta Cana, San Rafael de Yuma
LA ROMANA ~ Bordering La Altagracia and the Caribbean Sea, La Romana is home to the famous Casa De Campo tourist resort ~ which includes the popular tourist attraction Altos de Chavon.
Capital City: Romana
LA VEGA ~ Located in just about the center of the country, La Vega is located in what can be called "Mountain Country". The Constanza section of La Vega is known for cooler temperatures and production of cold weather fruits, such as apples. Along with the San Juan district, La Vega offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country.
Capital City: La Vega
Constanza, Jarabacoa, Jima Abajo
MARIA TRINIDAD SANCHEZ ~ Located on the northern coast, east of Puerto Plata and bordering Samana ~ this province hosts a national park and the sea side resort town of Cabrera.
Capital City: Nagua
Cabrera, El Factor
MONSENOR NOUEL ~ Located in truly the center of the country, Monsenor Nouel borders La Vega and also features mountainous terrain and cooler termperatures.
Capital City: Bonao
MONTE CRISTI ~ Located in the far northwest corner, bordering Puerto Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, Monte Cristi will remind travelers more of Aruba than anyplace else. Drier climate and cactus are prominent features of this part of the country.
Capital City: Monte Cristi
Castanuelas, Guayubin, Las Matas de Santa
Cruz, Pepillo Salcedo, Villa Vazquez
MONTE PLATA ~ The Monte Plata province is directly due north of Santo Domingo and the National District. While the province is land locked, it does boast two small mountain ranges, and the beautiful Los Haitises National Park.
Capital City: Monte Plata
Bayaguana, Don Juan, Esperalvillo, Sabana Grande de Boya and Yamasa.
PEDERNALES ~ Located in the southern most point of the country, Pedernales is home to the Jaragua National Park, Isla Beata and Isla Alto Velo. Playa Larga is one of the largest single strech of beaches that has been designated for tourist development by the government.
Capital City: Pedernales
PERAVIA ~ Stretching from La Vega down to the Caribbean coastline, Peravia is home to two small mountain ranges in the north and the beautiful beaches of Las Salinas.
Capital City: Bani
Don Gregono, Mantanzas, Nizao, Rancho Arriba, Sabana Buey, Sabana Larga, San Jose de Ocoa
PUERTO PLATA ~ Tourists are well versed with this Atlantic Ocean coast province, as it is home to numerous resorts, and the beach front towns of Puerto Plata and Sosua.
Capital City: Puerto Plata
Altamira, Guananico, Imbert, La Isabela, Los Hidalgos, Luperon and Sosua
SALCEDO ~ The tiny province of Salcedo is neatly nestled between Espaillat, La Vega, and Duarte. Although smaller than it's other north coast neighbors, Salcedo is an important link as an intersection point for the highway system.
Capital City: Salcedo
Tenares, Villa Tapia
SANCHEZ RAMIREZ ~ Landlocked between the provinces of La Vega, Duarte, Monte Plata and Monsenor Nouel ~ This beautiful province boasts two very large fresh water lakes, with fresh water fishing as a major attraction.
Capital City: Cotui
Cevicos, Fantino, La Cueva, La Mata
SAN CRISTOBAL ~ Directly due west of Santo Domingo, this province runs parallel to Peravia - and stretches from the Bonao area on down to the Caribbean coast. Autopista Duarte or Route 1, connecting Santo Domingo with Santiago, runs through the northern portion of San Cristobal.
Capital City: San Cristobal
Cambita Garabito, Sabana Grande de Palenque, Sabana Palenque, Villa Altagracia, Yaguate
SAN JUAN ~ One of the larger provinces, this is true mountain country. San Juan province is home to Pico Duarte, the highest mountain range in the Caribbean. Located in the western portion of the country, just south of Santiago, it is also home to Jose Del Carmen Ramirez National Park.
Capital City: San Juan
Bohechio, El Cercado, Juan Herrera, Las Matas de Farfan and Vallejuelo
SAN PEDRO DE MARCORIS ~ This Caribbean coastline province is nestled between the National District and La Romana. Although historically known as an area with a major fishing industry, Baseball legend Sammy Sosa has also made this a well known province. The San Pedro de Marcoris province is also home to the well known Juan Dolio resort area.
Capital City: San Pedro de Marcoris
Los LLanos, Quisqueya, Ramon Santana
SANTIAGO ~ This large province directly south of Puerto Plata is home to the Dominican Republic's tobacco and cigar industry. In addition, the province capital Santiago de los Caballeros is often called the Dominican Republic's second city.
Capital City: Santiago (de los caballeros)
Janico, Navarette, San Jose de Los Matas, Tamboril and Villa Gonzalez
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ ~ This province is located directly due west of Santigo and south of Monte Cristi.
Capital City: Sabaneta
VALVERDE ~ Nestled between Santiago, Puerto Plata, Monte Cristi and Santiago Rodriguez, this tiny province is only slightly larger than Salcedo. Like Salecedo, it connects it's much larger neighbors together.
Capital City: Mao
Espernaza, Laguna Salada