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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dominican Republic Provinces

Map of Dominican Republic province territories
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Sharing the eastern half of Hispaniola island with Haiti to the west, the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is administratively divided into 31 Provinces (Spanish: Províncias) and a National District (Distrito Nacional*). In alphabetical order, the Dominican Republic's provinces are Azua, Bahoruco (also known as Baoruco), Barahona, Dajabón, Duarte, El Seybo (also known as El Seibo), Elías Piña (also known as La Estrelleta), Espaillat, Hato Mayor, Hermanas Mirabal (formerly known as Salcedo), Independencia, La Altagracia, La Romana, La Vega, María Trinidad Sánchez, Monseñor Nouel, Monte Cristi, Monte Plata, Pedernales, Peravia, Puerto Plata, Samaná, San Cristóbal, San José de Ocoa, San Juan, San Pedro de Macorís, Sánchez Ramírez, Santiago, Santiago Rodríguez, Santo Domingo, and Valverde. Since November 2007, the province of Salcedo (named after Francisco Antonio Salcedo, an 1800s war hero) became renamed to Hermanas Mirabal — in honor of four sisters (Dedé, María Teresa, Minerva, and Patria) who led an inspirational opposition movement against dictator Rafael Trujillo. The capital and most-populated city of Hermanas Mirabal Province is still named Salcedo.

* This is where Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital, is located.

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