Sánchez Ramírez is one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic and is located in the center of the country, in the subregion of Cibao known as Cibao Central or meridional, in the Yuna Valley. Its capital is the city of Cotuí. The province was created in 1952. Before its creation, it was a municipality of the Duarte province since June 18,1945. It had been a municipality of the province of La Vega since the founding of the Republic.