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Dominican Republic Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 8,002   Population 2000 (UN '000) 8,373
Area (km2) 48,092   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 40
Number of Administrative Units 30   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 267
Number of Urban Extents 31   Number of Settlement Points 42

Dominican Republic Details

Continent North America
Country Name Dominican Republic
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Provincia
Number of Units 30
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 267
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2002
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 7,029
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 7,482
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 8,002
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 7,061
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 7,697
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 8,373
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 48,092
Average Input Resolution (km) 40
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 42
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,969,217
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 4,783
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 103,952
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 31
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,387
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 9
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 165
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 5,100
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,497,465
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,168
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 151,514
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 4,696,919
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 11%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 57%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 66%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 46
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2002 population data obtained from the Dominican Republic National Office of Statistics Census 2002, (Oficina Nacional de Estadisticas, VIII Censo Nacional de Poblacion y Vivienda 2002, Resultados Preliminares). 1993 population data from: Censos Nacional de Poblacio y Vivienda 1993,
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Mapa de la Republica Dominicana. Confeccionado por el Instituto Geografico Universitario. 1985. Escala 1:600000.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Celade, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; City Population,;World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Celade, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Administrative centres of Comunas and municipal districts.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Census 2002 lists two additional provinces: San Jose de Ocoa and Santo Domingo. ? San Jose de Ocoa was formerly part of the province of Peravia, and became its own province in 2001. The 2002 population of San Jose de Ocoa was therefore added to Peravia. ? Santo Domingo is a district within the Distrito Nacional. For the purposes of joining data, Santo Domingo''s population has been added to that of the entire province.
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