Population of Cities in Dominican Republic (2021)
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation known for its rainforest, savannah and highlands. It is home to Pico Duarte, the tallest mountain in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic's capital city of Santo Domingo, one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, still retains Spanish colonial landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America, which dates back to the sixteenth century. The city has a population of almost one million, which increases to nearly three million for the wider metropolitan area, making it the most populous metropolitan area in the Caribbean. Santo Domingo is the financial, political, and cultural center of the Dominican Republic, as well as its main seaport, and many tourists arrive each year on cruise ships.
The Dominican Republic is divided into 31 provinces, which are further divided into municipalities. The province of Santiago is the second-largest after Santo Domingo (which is designated as a National District). Santiago is also an important educational and cultural center within the country, and is a key producer of rum, textiles and furniture. Within Santiago province is the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, the second-largest in the Dominican Republic. It has a population of 550,753 inhabitants and is known as 'La Ciudad Corazón' (the 'Heartland City').