San José de las Matas

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San José de las Matas
San José de las Matas is located in the Dominican Republic
San José de las Matas
San José de las Matas
San José de las Matas in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19°19′48″N 70°55′48″W / 19.33000°N 70.93000°W / 19.33000; -70.93000Coordinates: 19°19′48″N 70°55′48″W / 19.33000°N 70.93000°W / 19.33000; -70.93000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santiago
Area[1]
 • Total 1,502.83 km2 (580.25 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 523 m (1,716 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 109,071
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Municipal Districts
3

San José de las Matas, also known as Sajoma,[a] is a municipality (municipio) of the Santiago province in the Dominican Republic. Within the municipality there are three municipal districts (distritos municipal): El Rubio, La Cuesta and Las Placetas.[4]

Climate[edit]

San José de Las Matas has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification: Am) with two short, dry seasons and two heavy monsoons during most of the year.

Climate data for San José de Las Matas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
27.3
(81.1)
28.4
(83.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.2
(86.4)
31.1
(88)
31.7
(89.1)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
30.9
(87.6)
28.7
(83.7)
26.9
(80.4)
29.62
(85.33)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.35
(70.43)
21.75
(71.15)
22.8
(73)
23.9
(75)
24.9
(76.8)
25.6
(78.1)
26.1
(79)
26.2
(79.2)
26.1
(79)
25.2
(77.4)
23.5
(74.3)
21.8
(71.2)
24.1
(75.382)
Average low °C (°F) 15.8
(60.4)
16.2
(61.2)
17.2
(63)
18.2
(64.8)
19.5
(67.1)
20.0
(68)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
19.5
(67.1)
18.2
(64.8)
16.7
(62.1)
18.52
(65.34)
Rainfall mm (inches) 56.6
(2.228)
65.6
(2.583)
75.5
(2.972)
150.3
(5.917)
203.4
(8.008)
101.2
(3.984)
52.1
(2.051)
64.4
(2.535)
119.2
(4.693)
142.5
(5.61)
116.7
(4.594)
79.1
(3.114)
1,226.6
(48.291)
Source: Climatemps.com[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sajoma is an acronym from "San José de las Matas".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana. 
  3. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  4. ^ Oficina Nacional de Estadistica, Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  5. ^ "San J. Matas Climate & Temperature". Climatemps.com. Retrieved 27 December 2014.