Sánchez Ramírez Province facts for kids
|Development region||Cibao Sur (II)|
|- elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|Area||1,185.8 km² (458 sq mi)|
|Density||128 /km² (332 /sq mi)|
8 municipal districts
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
The province was named after Juan Sánchez Ramírez, who was born in Cotuí and who fought against the French army when the country was a colony of France. When the country was again a Spanish colony, Sánchez Ramírez was made the governor of the colony.
On 3 March 1952, the province was created with the territory of Cotuí, part at that moment of the Duarte Province, and the southeastern part of La Vega province. When it was created, it had only two municipalities: Cotuí, the provincial capital, and Cevicos. In 1961, Fantino became the third municipality of the province; in 2002, Villa La Mata became the fourth municipality.
In 1979, La Cueva became a municipal district; La Bija and Angelina in 2001; Quita Sueño and Platanal in 2005; Hernando Alonzo, Caballero and Comedero Arriba in 2006; and Zambrana Abajo in 2010.
The Sánchez Ramírez province is in the centre of the country, in the southeast limit of the Cibao Valley (part of the region called Eastern Cibao). It is bordered to the north by the Duarte province, to the east and south by the Monte Plata province, to the southwest and west by the Monseñor Nouel province and to the northwest by the La Vega province.
|Monseñor Nouel||Monte Plata|
|Sánchez Ramírez province|
|Monseñor Nouel||Monte Plata||Monte Plata|
In 2010 (last national census), there were 151,392 people living in the Sánchez Ramírez province, and 85,207 (56.3%) living in towns and cities. The population density was 127.7 persons/km².
Its population represents 1.6% of the total population of the country and the province is ranked as the 19th (out of 31 plus the National District) more populated province.
As of 2016[update], the total estimated propulation of the province is 152,036 inhabitants.
The Sánchez Ramírez province has a total area of 1,185.8 km2 (457.8 sq mi). It has 2.5% of the area of the Dominican Republic and it is ranked as the 21st (out of 31 plus the National District) largest province.
There are two regions in the province:
- The valley of the Yuna river, on the north and northeast of the province. It is part of the large region of Eastern Cibao; it is flat and with very good soils.
- Sierra de Yamasá (Yamasá mountain range in the southern part of the province. It is an eastern branch of the Cordillera Central ("Central mountain chain") with low mountains. The highest point in the province is in this mountain range; it is La Naviza (sometimes written La Navisa), 680 m (2,231 ft) high.
The most important river is the Yuna river, that flows from west to east; the other rivers are all tributaries of this river. Other rivers are Cevicos, Chacuey and Maguaca; they flow from the Sierra de Yamasá into the River Yuna.
|Municipal Districts (code)||Population
|Quita Sueño (240102)||3,531||23.4||150.9||134|
|Comedero Arriba (240104)||2,699||47.8||56.5||143|
|La Cueva (240202)||5,066||46.2||109.7||104|
|La Mata (240401)||13,040||36.4||358.2||57|
|La Bija (240402)||9,748||34.8||280.1||27|
|Hernando Alonzo (240404)||4,585||78.1||58.7||115|
|La Mata (240400)||38,962||190.3||204.7|
|Sánchez Ramírez (240000)||151,392||1,185.8||127.7|
Cattle are also important in the province, mainly in the northwestern part of it.
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