Azua, Dominican Republic

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Azua de Compostela
Skyline of Azua de Compostela
Official seal of Azua de Compostela
Seal
Azua de Compostela is located in the Dominican Republic
Azua de Compostela
Azua de Compostela
Coordinates: 18°27′36″N 70°44′24″W / 18.46000°N 70.74000°W / 18.46000; -70.74000Coordinates: 18°27′36″N 70°44′24″W / 18.46000°N 70.74000°W / 18.46000; -70.74000
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceAzua
Founded1504
Municipality since1844
Area
 • Total416.30 km2 (160.73 sq mi)
Elevation83 m (272 ft)
Population
(2012)[3]
 • Total128,264
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
 • Urban
92,585
 • Rural
35,679
 • Demonym
Azuano(a)
Municipal Districts[4]8
ClimateAw

Azua de Compostela, also known simply as Azua, is a municipality (municipio) and capital of Azua Province in the Dominican Republic. It is located 100 kilometres west of the national capital, Santo Domingo.

Founded in 1504, Azua is one of the oldest European settlements in the Americas.

Population[edit]

As of the Dominican Republic's 2012 census, the municipality had a total population of 128,264 inhabitants, of which 92,585 resided in urban areas and 35,679 in rural areas.

It includes the municipal districts (distritos municipal) of Barreras, Barro Arriba, Clavellina, Emma Balaguer Viuda Vallejo, Las Barias-La Estancia, Las Lomas, Los Jovillos, Sabana Yegua and Puerto Viejo.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Azua (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.0
(95)
36.0
(96.8)
36.5
(97.7)
36.8
(98.2)
37.8
(100)
37.0
(98.6)
38.7
(101.7)
39.0
(102.2)
37.8
(100)
37.0
(98.6)
36.8
(98.2)
35.0
(95)
39.0
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) 31.1
(88)
31.5
(88.7)
31.8
(89.2)
32.2
(90)
32.3
(90.1)
32.8
(91)
33.9
(93)
33.9
(93)
33.3
(91.9)
32.5
(90.5)
32.0
(89.6)
31.3
(88.3)
32.4
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
19.6
(67.3)
20.5
(68.9)
21.4
(70.5)
22.3
(72.1)
22.7
(72.9)
23.1
(73.6)
23.1
(73.6)
22.8
(73)
22.3
(72.1)
21.2
(70.2)
19.7
(67.5)
21.5
(70.7)
Record low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
15.2
(59.4)
15.1
(59.2)
16.2
(61.2)
19.2
(66.6)
19.2
(66.6)
19.9
(67.8)
19.5
(67.1)
19.8
(67.6)
18.2
(64.8)
15.5
(59.9)
14.5
(58.1)
14.5
(58.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 14.3
(0.563)
13.9
(0.547)
24.1
(0.949)
39.2
(1.543)
77.2
(3.039)
63.5
(2.5)
41.0
(1.614)
80.1
(3.154)
117.7
(4.634)
136.0
(5.354)
37.5
(1.476)
19.8
(0.78)
664.3
(26.154)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.4 1.6 2.5 3.8 6.8 5.0 3.5 5.5 7.2 8.6 4.1 1.8 51.8
Source: NOAA[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived April 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ De la Fuente, Santiago (1976). Geografía Dominicana (in Spanish). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
  3. ^ 2012 Census
  4. ^ a b 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). Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Azua Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved November 29, 2015.

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