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Santo Domingo
Capital city
Santo Domingo de Guzmán
From top to bottom, from left to right: Panoramic Image of the City, Fortaleza Ozama, Parque a Colón, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), Obelisk of George Washington Avenue (the Malecón), The National Palace of the Dominican Republic, Las Américas International Airport.
From top to bottom, from left to right: Panoramic Image of the City, Fortaleza Ozama, Parque a Colón, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), Obelisk of George Washington Avenue (the Malecón), The National Palace of the Dominican Republic, Las Américas International Airport.
Coat of arms of Santo Domingo
Motto(s): 
"Ciudad Primada de América" (in Spanish)
("First City of America")
Santo Domingo is located in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Santo Domingo is located in Caribbean
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Santo Domingo (Caribbean)
Santo Domingo is located in North America
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo (North America)
Coordinates: 18°28′N 69°57′W / 18.467°N 69.950°W / 18.467; -69.950Coordinates: 18°28′N 69°57′W / 18.467°N 69.950°W / 18.467; -69.950
CountrySanto Domingo Dominican Republic
ProvinceNational District
Founded5 August 1496 (526 years ago)
FounderBartholomew Columbus
Named forSaint Dominic
Government
 • MayorCarolina Mejía
Area
[2]
 • Total104.44 km2 (40.32 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,696.69 km2 (1,041.20 sq mi)
Elevation
[3]
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (December 2010)
 • Total1,484,789[1]
 • Metro
2,995,211[4]
DemonymSpanish: Capitaleño (fem. Capitaleña)
Time zoneAST (UTC -4)
Postal codes
10100–10699 (Distrito Nacional)
Area codes809, 829, 849
WebsiteAyuntamiento del Distrito Nacional
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameColonial City of Santo Domingo
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iv, vi
Designated1990 (14th session)
Reference no.526
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean

Santo Domingo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanto ðoˈmiŋɡo] meaning "Saint Dominic"), once known as Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Ciudad Trujillo, is the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic and the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean by population.[5] As of 2022, the Distrito Nacional had a population of 1,484,789, while the total population is 2,995,211 when including the metropolitan area. The city is coterminous with the boundaries of the Distrito Nacional ("D.N.", "National District"), itself bordered on three sides by Santo Domingo Province.

Founded by the Spanish in 1496, on the east bank of the Ozama River and then moved by Nicolás de Ovando in 1502 to the west bank of the river, the city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World, the Captaincy General of Santo Domingo. It is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World. The city's Colonial Zone was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[6][7] Santo Domingo was called Ciudad Trujillo (Spanish pronunciation: [sjuˈðað tɾuˈxiʝo]), from 1936 to 1961, after the Dominican Republic's dictator, Rafael Trujillo, named the capital after himself. Following his assassination, the city resumed its original designation.

Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center of the Dominican Republic, with the vast majority of the country's most important industries being located within the city. Santo Domingo also serves as the chief seaport of the country. The city's harbor at the mouth of the Ozama River accommodates the largest vessels, and the port handles both heavy passenger and freight traffic. Temperatures are high year round, with cooler breezes during winter time.

  1. ^ "Provincias Dominicanas". Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadística Archived 17 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
  4. ^ "Provincias Dominicanas". Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  5. ^ City Mayors: Local government in the Caribbean
  6. ^ Colonial City of Santo Domingo – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  7. ^ Comisiones Nacionales: UNESCO

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