Santiago Rodríguez is a
province of the
It was split from Monte Cristi
The Santiago Rodríguez province has the Monte Cristi
provinces to the north, the
province to the east, the San Juan
and Elías Piña
provinces to the
south and the Dajabón
to the west.
Origin of name
was an officer of the Dominican army
when the Dominican-Haitian War. He was one of the founders of the
city of Sabaneta and an important military leader during the
initial stages of the Restoration War
The province as of June 20 2006 is divided into the following
The following is a sortable table of the municipalities with
population figures as of the 2008 census.
Municipalities of the Province.
For comparison with the municipalities and municipal districts of
other provinces see the
list of municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican
("Central mountain chain") is found in the southern
part of the province, and the Sierra Samba (a chain of low hills
) runs across the northern half.
The climate of the province is a tropical
climate, hot most of the year, but it is cooler on the
The main rivers are Guayubín and Mao, both tributaries
of the Yaque del Norte
The only economic activity of importance is agriculture
Rodriguez is a province of the Dominican Republic that has interesting tourist attraction,located
mainly in the mountains.
San Ignacio de Sabaneta,the main
town is a beautiful and clean city ,one of the nicest places of the
Dominican Republic.The town has several parks,boulevards and a
Just a few miles away,the visitor is going to find hills,mountains
and one of the wildest places of the caribbean nature,that is
national park has rivers,mountain streams,and great variety of
plants,birds and wildlife.One the biggest attractions are the
interminable pine trees ,the largest stronghold of primary forest
in the country.Next to this park is Moncion Damn or Presa de
Moncion,an artificial lake surrounded by hills and mountains.Its
deep blue waters are rich in fish.
One of the most exciting places is La Peonía, a coffee community
located a few miles to the south of Villa Los Almacigos.La
peonia,is the camping to those to want to explore Nalga de Maco
National Park,a 6,000 mountain
peak with a foggy summit that has the only Elfin Forest in the
island.This misty place is draped with bromeliads, mosses and