Distrito Nacional info
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 old, larger, Distrito Nacional.
The Distrito Nacional is represented in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies on the same scale as a Province (one Senator, and one Deputy per 50,000 inhabitants). Its local government is the same as the provincial municipios, without the equivalent of a provincial tier of government.
Bays in Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo de Guzman commonly shortened to Santo Domingo, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic, and the second largest in the Caribbean. The city is located in the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Ozama River. It is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World ....