Duarte Province

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Coat of arms of Duarte
Coat of arms
Location of the Duarte Province
Location of the Duarte Province
Country Dominican Republic
Province since1896
CapitalSan Francisco de Macorís
 • TypeSubdivisions
 • Body7 municipalities
11 municipal districts
 • Congresspersons1 Senator
6 Deputies
 • Total1,605.35 km2 (619.83 sq mi)
 • Total338,649
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
Area code1-809 1-829 1-849
ISO 3166-2DO-06
Postal Code31000

Duarte (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdwaɾte]) is a northeasternmost province which constituting one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic. It is divided into 7 municipalities and its capital city is San Francisco de Macorís. It is bordered by the provinces of María Trinidad Sánchez and Samaná to the east, Monte Plata and Sánchez Ramírez to the south, La Vega and Hermanas Mirabal to the west and Espaillat to the north. It is named after Juan Pablo Duarte, the founder of the Dominican Republic.

It was created in 1896 as a district (an old country subdivision) with the name Distrito Pacificador but the Constitution of 1907 changed the category to province. In 1925 its name was changed to Duarte.


The province has a total area of 1,605.35 km2.[1] It has 3.3% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 13th (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.


The province as of June 20, 2006 is divided into the following municipalities (municipios) and municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) within them:[2]


The following is a sortable table of the municipalities and municipal districts with population figures as of the 2014 estimate. Urban population are those living in the seats (cabeceras literally heads) of municipalities or of municipal districts. Rural population are those living in the districts (Secciones literally sections) and neighborhoods (Parajes literally places) outside them. The population figures are from the 2014 population estimate.[3]

Name Total population Urban population Rural population
Arenoso 15,122 2,895 12,227
Castillo 18,962 12,541 6,421
Eugenio Maria de Hostos 16,232 5,411 10,821
Las Guáranas 16,022 6,524 9,498
Pimentel 23,202 14,677 8,525
San Francisco de Macorís 213,906 155,132 58,774
Villa Riva 35,203 4,412 30,791
Duarte province 338,649 201,592 137,057

For comparison with the municipalities and municipal districts of other provinces see the list of municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic.


  1. ^ Listado de Códigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived March 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadística. "División Territorial 2008" (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  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.[permanent dead link]

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