Banica, Dominican Republic

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 consist of only one municipality Santo Domingo. They are the second-level political and administrative subdivisions of the country.

The division of the provinces into municipalities is laid down in the constitution (Titulo I Seccion II Art. 5 2002 constitution). 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) and law 3455 about the administration of municipalities (Ley 3455 de Organización Municipal).

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).

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 Titolu I Capitulo V).

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 and municipal districts

The following is a list of the 154 municipalities (municipios) and 202 municipal districts (distrito municipal - D.M.) of the Dominican Republic as of June 20 2006.
Name Province Total population Urban population Rural population
Santo Domingo de Guzmán Distrito Nacional
Santo Domingo Este Santo Domingo
Santiago de los Caballeros Santiago de los Caballeros
Santo Domingo Norte Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo Oeste Santo Domingo
San Cristóbal San Cristóbal
Concepción de la Vega La Vega
San Pedro de Macorís San Pedro de Macorís
La Romana La Romana
Los Alcarrizos Santo Domingo
San Francisco de Macorís Duarte
San Felipe de Puerto Plata Puerto Plata
Salvaleón de Higüey La Altagracia
Moca Espaillat
San Juan de la Maguana San Juan de la Maguana
Bonao Monseñor Nouel
Baní Peravia
Boca Chica Santo Domingo
Azua de Compostela Azua
Bajos de Haina San Cristóbal
Villa Altagracia San Cristóbal
Santa Cruz de Barahona Barahona
Cotuí Sánchez Ramírez
Santa Cruz del Seibo El Seibo
Jarabacoa La Vega
Nagua María Trinidad Sánchez
Samana Samaná
Tamboril Santiago de los Caballeros
Mao Valverde
La Victoria (D.M.) Santo Domingo
Esperanza Valverde
Pedro Brand Santo Domingo
Sosua Puerto Plata
Hato Mayor del Rey Hato Mayor
Constanza La Vega
Navarrete Santiago de los Caballeros
Salcedo Hermanas Mirabal
San Gregorio de Yaguate San Cristóbal
La Mata Sánchez Ramírez
Las Matas de Farfán San Juan de la Maguana
Monte Plata Monte Plata
Yamasá Monte Plata
San Ignacio de Sabaneta Santiago Rodríguez
San José de las Matas Santiago de los Caballeros
San Antonio de Guerra Santo Domingo
San José de Ocoa San José de Ocoa
Bayaguana Monte Plata
El Carril (D.M.) San Cristóbal
Consuelo San Pedro de Macorís
Cambita Garabitos San Cristóbal
Villa Gonzalez Santiago de los Caballeros
San Gregorio de Nigua San Cristóbal
Licey al Medio Santiago de los Caballeros
Sánchez Samaná
Hato del Yaque (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
San Fernando de Monte Cristi Monte Cristi
Dajabón Dajabón
Comendador Elías Piña
Villa Tapia Hermanas Mirabal
Neyba Baoruco
Tenares Hermanas Mirabal
Sabana Grande de Boyá Monte Plata
El Cercado San Juan de la Maguana
Imbert Puerto Plata
Sabana Yegua Azua
Altamira Puerto Plata
Fantino Sánchez Ramírez
Río Verde Arriba (D.M.) La Vega
Padre Las Casas Azua
San Víctor (D.M.) Espaillat
Miches El Seibo
San Jose de los Llanos San Pedro de Macorís
Gaspar Hernández Espaillat
Quisqueya San Pedro de Macorís
Villa Riva Duarte
Pimentel Duarte
Villa Montellano (D.M.) Puerto Plata
Luperón Puerto Plata
Maimón Monseñor Nouel
Guaymate La Romana
Duvergé Independencia
Peralvillo Monte Plata
Las Matas de Santa Cruz Monte Cristi
La Canela (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Vicente Noble Barahona
Castillo Duarte
Tireo (D.M.) La Vega
San Rafael del Yuma La Altagracia
Cenovi (D.M.) Duarte
Sabana Grande de Palenque San Cristóbal
Loma de Cabrera Dajabón
Río San Juan María Trinidad Sánchez
Jánico Santiago de los Caballeros
Villa Vásquez Monte Cristi
Matanzas (D.M.) Peravia
Laguna Salada Valverde
Sabana de la Mar Hato Mayor
Jima Abajo La Vega
Galván Baoruco
Veragua (D.M.) Espaillat
El Factor María Trinidad Sánchez
Los Botados (D.M.) Monte Plata
Cabral Barahona
Las Terrenas Samaná
Villa Isabela Puerto Plata
Pedernales Pedernales
Castañuela Monte Cristi
Arenoso Duarte
Los Hidalgos Puerto Plata
Paya (D.M.) Peravia
Las Guaranas Duarte
Uvilla (D.M.) Baoruco
Paraíso Barahona
La Otra Banda (D.M.) La Altagracia
Juan López (D.M.) Espaillat
La Peña (D.M.) Duarte
Enriquillo Barahona
Cabrera María Trinidad Sánchez
Juan de Herrera San Juan de la Maguana
Tabara Arriba Azua
Villa Los Almácigos Santiago Rodríguez
Sabana Iglesia (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Piedra Blanca Monseñor Nouel
Rincon (D.M.) La Vega
El Pozo (D.M.) María Trinidad Sánchez
Vallejuelo San Juan de la Maguana
San José de Matanzas (D.M.) María Trinidad Sánchez
Nizao Peravia
Monción Santiago Rodríguez
Rancho Arriba San José de Ocoa
Peralta Azua
Sabana Larga San José de Ocoa
# Villa Jaragua Baoruco
Jimaní Independencia
Sabana del Puerto (D.M.) Monseñor Nouel
Las Yayas de Viajama Azua
Pueblo Viejo Azua
Hondo Valle Elías Piña
Tamayo Baoruco
Cevicos Sánchez Ramírez
Amina (D.M.) Valverde
Polo Barahona
Maizal (D.M.) Valverde
Matayaya (D.M.) San Juan de la Maguana
Ramon Santana San Pedro de Macorís
Pepillo Salcedo Monte Cristi
El Palmar (D.M.) Baoruco
El Rubio (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Bohechío San Juan de la Maguana
Baitoa (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Las Lagunas de Nisibon La Altagracia
Villa Fundación (D.M.) Peravia
Cana Chapetón (D.M.) Monte Cristi
Don Juan (D.M.) Monte Plata
Jaibón de Pueblo Nuevo (D.M.) Valverde
El Llano Elías Piña
Jamao al Norte Espaillat
Hatillo Palma (D.M.) Monte Cristi
El Valle Hato Mayor
Los Ríos Baoruco
Villa Sonador (D.M.) Monseñor Nouel
Estebania Azua
Guatapanal (D.M.) Valverde
La Ciénaga Barahona
Guayabo Dulce (D.M.) Hato Mayor
Cristo Rey de Guaraguao (D.M.) Duarte
Partido Dajabón
Los Cacaos San Cristóbal
Guayubín Monte Cristi
Banica Elías Piña
Arroyo Salado (D.M.) María Trinidad Sánchez
Mata Palacio (D.M.) Hato Mayor
Villarpando (D.M.) Azua
Cayetano Germosen Espaillat
La Descubierta Independencia
Restauración Dajabón
Las Charcas Azua
Pedro Corto (D.M.) San Juan de la Maguana
El Pino Dajabón
Villa Elisa (D.M.) Monte Cristi
Santana (D.M.) Peravia
La Entrada (D.M.) María Trinidad Sánchez
Guananico Puerto Plata
Juncalito (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Cristóbal Independencia
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Duarte
José Contreras (D.M.) Espaillat
# Gonzalo (D.M.) Monte Plata
Jaibón (D.M.) Valverde
La Cueva (D.M.) Sánchez Ramírez
Blanco (D.M.) Hermanas Mirabal
Las Salinas Barahona
Jicomé (D.M.) Valverde
La Ciénaga (D.M.) San José de Ocoa
Guayabal Azua
Pizarrete (D.M.) Peravia
Pedro García (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Agua Santa del Yuma (D.M.) Duarte
Juan Santiago Elías Piña
El Puerto (D.M.) San Pedro de Macorís
Palmar Arriba (D.M.) Santiago de los Caballeros
Pedro Sánchez (D.M.) El Seibo
Joba Arriba (D.M.) Espaillat
Pescadería (D.M.) Barahona
Pedro Santana Elías Piña
El Peñón Barahona
Jaquimeyes Barahona
Oviedo Pedernales
Fundación Barahona
Río Limpio (D.M.) Elías Piña
Postrer Río Independencia
Canoa (D.M.) Barahona
Juan Adrián (D.M.) Monseñor Nouel
Juancho (D.M.) Pedernales
Yerba Buena (D.M.) Hato Mayor
Palmar de Ocoa (D.M.) Azua
Elupina Cordero de las Cañitas (D.M.) Hato Mayor
Estero Hondo (D.M.) Puerto Plata
Guayabal (D.M.) Independencia
Majagual (D.M.) Monte Plata
Mella Independencia
Sabana Buey (D.M.) Peravia
El Cachón (D.M.) Barahona
Boca del Yuma (D.M.) La Altagracia
La Caya (D.M.) Valverde
La Isabela (D.M.) Puerto Plata

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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.

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