Population, Political Divisions and Principal Cities
Macoris, Distrito Nacional, leading port, los Caballeros, National District
The Dominican Republic is divided into 29 provinces plus the Distrito Nacional (National District), which encompasses Santo Domingo, the capital. The provinces are subdivided into municipalities and townships.
Santo Domingo, also the leading port, had an estimated population of 3,166,000 in 1995. Other important cities include Santiago or Santiago de los Caballeros (1994; 500,000), a trade and transportation center; San Pedro de Macoris (1993; 123,855), a seaport; and San Francisco de Macoris (1991 estimate; 162,000) and Barahona (1981; 49,334), both agricultural trade centers.
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