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Puerto Plata
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Puerto Plata
Dominican people. Parade in the Malecón of Puerto Plata.

Puerto Plata, General Info

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Location of the Dominican Republic. Location of Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Province of Puerto Plata.

Luperón, Puertp Plata city, Sosúa, Cabarete, Montellano and Villa Isabela are the main tourist places of the Province of Puerto Plata.

Capital of Puerto Plata: San Felipe of Puerto Plata.

Area: 1,852.90 Km2

Population Census 2002: 312,706

Coordinates: 19º 48" 0' N 70º 41" 0' W / 19.8º N 70.6833º W

Municipalities (Municipios) of Puerto Plata and Municipal Districts (Distritos Municipales (D.M.) :

  • San Felipe de Puerto Plata
    • Maimón (D.M.)
    • Yásica Arriba (D.M.)
  • Altamira
    • Río Grande (D.M.)
  • Guananico
  • Imbert
  • Los Hidalgos
    • Navas (D.M.)
  • Luperón
    • Belloso (D.M.)
    • El Estrecho de Luperón (D.M.)
    • La Isabela (D.M.)
  • Sosua
    • Cabarete (D.M.)
    • Sabaneta de Yásica (D.M.)
  • Villa Isabela
    • Estero Hondo (D.M.)
    • La Jaiba (D.M.)
    • Gualete (D.M.)
  • Villa Montellano

Dominican Republic General Info

flag dominican republicFlag of the Dominican Republic: "God, Fatherland, Liberty"

Language: Dominican Spanish.

Area of the Dominican Republic: 48,442 km2 

Population Dominican Republic estimate (2009): 10,090,000

Census 2002: 8,562,541

Turist destinations most knew: Luperón, Puerto Plata, Sosúa, Cabarete, Las Terrenas, Samaná, Punta Cana, La Romana, Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Casa de Campo.

The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles, Hispaniola. It shares the island roughly at a 2:1 ratio with Haiti.

The climate of the Dominican Republic is mostly tropical. Temperature average: 18º - 28º.

National flower: West Indian Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni).

Currency: Dominican peso RD$.

Accounts: RD$, US, EURO.

There are many political parties:

  • Dominican Liberation Party: Partido de Liberación Dominicana (PLD): It is a conservative party.
  • Dominican Revolutionary Party: Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD): It is a democratic social party.
  • Social Christian Reformist Party: Partido Reformista Social Cristiano (PRSC).
 
The Dominican Republic is an exemplary representative democracy
 
Leonel Fernandez Juan Ramón Tavarez, Sindico Maimon Graciela Fermin Lic. Eladio Martinez
Lic. Eladio Martinez
Director de
Medio Ambiente
Puerto Plata
(2008)
Victor Mueses
Dr. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna
President of the Dominican Republic
Partido de Liberación Dominicana (PLD) (Dominican Liberation Party
)
(2008)
Juan Ramón Tavárez
Síndico de Maimón
(Mayor of Maimón)
(2009)
Dra. Graciela Fermín
Síndica de Montellano
(Mayor of Montellano)
(2006)

Lic. Victor Mueses
Fiscal General
(General Atorney)
Fiscalía de
Puerto Plata
(2008)

 
Dominican Republic
Colombia
Venezuela
Ecuador
Nicaragua
Population (2009e)
10,090,000
44,928,970
26,814,843 
13,625,000 (2008e)
5,891,199 
Area
48,442 km2
1,141,748 km2
 916,445 km2 
256,370 km2 
130,373 km2
Density
208.29/km2
39.35/km2
29.26/km2
53.15/km2
45.19/km2
1,000 inhabitants
0.0099%
0.0022%
0.0037%
0.0073%
0.017%
10% inhabitants
1,009,000
4,492,697
2,681,484.3
1,362,500
589,119.9
 
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