|• Body||2 municipalities|
5 municipal districts
|• Congresspersons||1 Senator |
|• Total||3,010.34 km2 (1,162.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (EST)|
|Area code||1-809 1-829 1-849|
La Altagracia (Spanish pronunciation: [la altaˈɣɾasja]) is the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. Punta Cana is located on the eastern shores of this province. The province was part of the old La Altagracia Province, which split into 2, La Altagracia Province and La Romana Province on February 27, 1961.
The name "La Altagracia"' meaning the "High Grace" commemorates a painting, Our Lady of La Altagracia, which was brought to this area from Spain in the early 16th century. Numerous miracles are attributed to the image.
Currently it is the leading province of the country in terms of tourism, this province has the luxury of having the Punta Cana International Airport which is the most important airport on the island.