Espaillat is one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic. The Espaillat province is located in the North-Central region of the country and limits the North, with the Atlantic Ocean: to the South, with the province of La Vega. To the east with the Province Hermanas Mirabal. And to the West, with the provinces of Santiago province and Puerto Plata. The Espaillat province was originally constituted by the communes of San Francisco de Macoris, San Antonio del Yuna, Matanzas, Juana Núñez and Moca, as common header, on May 28,1885, by resolution of the National Congress and in the government presided over by Don Alejandro Woss and Gil.
All this territory was part of the province of La Vega and was designated by the name of Espaillat to honor the memory of one of the great Dominican civilists, the president of the Republic Don Ulises Francisco Espaillat. The Espaillat Province, whose name honors the memory of President Ulises Francisco Espaillat, is located in the north-central region, belonging to the Cibao. Its extension is 839 km². Due to its size it is the 28th province of the country, its size is equivalent to 1.7 percent of the national territory, its coordinates are: 16o 30 'north latitude and 70o 27' west longitude. In the eighth census of 2002 the national census office reports the Espaillat Province with 225,000 inhabitants, among these men have 65,531 and women 66,202. The population density is 268.4 inhabitants per km².