San Juan Province was created on June 20th, 1938 with the name of Benefactor and it was not until November 25th, 1961 that its name was changed, adopting then the name of the provincial capital. This province has a territorial surface of 3569.39.At the north of San Juan Province you can find Santiago and Santiago Rodriguez Provinces; Azua is at the East; La Vega Province is in part at the northwest, Elias Piņa is at the West and Barouco Province is at the South.
In the year 2002 the population was: 241,105 people. From them: 125,854 are men and 115, 25 are women. Its population density is 68 inhabitants by Km2.
Principal municipalities: San Juan de la Manguana with 129,224 inhabitants.
Other municipalities: Bohechio, El cercado, Juan de Herrera, Las Matas de Farjan y Vallejuelo.
Municipal districts: El Rosario, Hato del Padre, Guanito, La Jagua, Pedro Corto, Sabana Alta, Sabaneta, Arroyo Cano, Yaque, Batista, Derrumbadero, Carrera de Yegua and Matayaya.
There are mountains like the Central Mountain range which is at the North part, including the Central Bulk at the northwest, Neiba Mountain range at the south and Pico Duarte which is the highest mountain of the country.
The rivers that you can find in this province are: San Juan and Yaque del Sur Rivers.
The most important line of the economy is farming, between the most important products are: rice and the kidney bean, the bovine cattle ranch (specially the milkmaid), goat and the ovine one.
Among the most important industries you can find factories where rice and milky products are produced.
It is a province of great potential for the eco-tourism and tourism of nature, especially in mountains where you can fill your lungs with clean and unpolluted air.