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Dominican Republic becoming too divided

According to the National Statistics Office (ONE), in less than eight years the Dominican Republic has doubled the number of demarcations within the territory.

The information was given in a report called Territorial Divisions 2015 that will be released today, Wednesday 21 October 2015 to commemorate World Statistics’ Day.

The study shows that since 1935 the number of municipal districts has increased from five to 232, with 133 created in the last five years.

In 1935 there were 12 provinces, 61 municipalities and five municipal districts, and now there are 31 provinces plus the National District, 154 municipalities, 232 municipal districts (133 of these in the last five years), 1,182 sections, 9,965 hamlets, 2,621 neighborhoods and 4,954 sub neighborhoods.

In the last eight years 29 municipalities have been created, 132 municipal districts, 262 sections and 270 hamlets.

ONE Director Pablo Tactuk said that the increase is a cause for concern as it means more bureaucracy and demands for more economic resources in addition to complicating the administration needed by state offices.

Source: DT

Oct 21, 2015

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