|• Body||1 municipalities|
0 municipal districts
|• Congresspersons||1 Senator |
|• Total||104.44 km2 (40.32 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
|Postal Code||10100 to 10699|
The Distrito Nacional (Spanish pronunciation: [disˈtɾito nasjoˈnal]; D.N.) is a subdivision of the Dominican Republic enclosing the capital Santo Domingo. It is not in any of the provinces, but in practice, it acts as a province on its own. Before October 16, 2001, the Distrito Nacional was much larger, including what is now known as Santo Domingo Province. Published statistics and maps generally show the former, larger, Distrito Nacional. The Distrito Nacional has no rural or underdeveloped areas.