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La Romana, La Romana

Full nameLa Romana
CountryDominican Republic
ProvinceLa Romana
Total Area106.7 sq mi (276.36 km2)
Elevation32.8 ft (10 m)
Total Population202488 (2002)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)191303
Other information
Distance to
Santo Domingo

210 km
Municipal Districts

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La Romana is the third-largest city in the Dominican Republic with a population estimated in 2005 at 250,000. The city is capital of the southeastern province of La Romana, opposite Catalina Island. The name Romana comes from a balance that was used to weigh merchandise for export. Santa Rosa de Lima is the patron saint of La Romana.

The modern La Romana International Airport was opened in 2000. The city is near several other cities, such as San Pedro de Macorís and the national capital, Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The city is a hub for a growing tourist industry with several nearby local resort spots, such as the beachfront Bayahibe, Dominicus, Casa de Campo, and the growing number of golf resorts that surround the area.

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