Cotuí

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Cotuí
Cotuí is located in the Dominican Republic
Cotuí
Cotuí
Cotuí in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19°03′36″N 70°09′0″W / 19.06000°N 70.15000°W / 19.06000; -70.15000Coordinates: 19°03′36″N 70°09′0″W / 19.06000°N 70.15000°W / 19.06000; -70.15000
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceSánchez Ramírez
Founded1505
Municipality since1847
Area
 • Total619.88 km2 (239.34 sq mi)
Elevation66 m (217 ft)
Population
(2012)[3]
 • Total79,596
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Urban
48,998
 • Demonym
Cotuisano(a)
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

105 km
Municipal Districts4
ClimateAf

Cotuí is a city in the Dominican Republic and is one of the oldest cities of the New World. It is the capital of Sánchez Ramírez Province in the Cibao. During the 1822–44 Haitian occupation, the city was officially designated as Cotuy.

It was founded in 1505 by Rodrigo de Trillo for order of Nicolas de Ovando, who was the governor of Hispaniola. Cotuí was the name of an comunidad taína who governed the area. The city is well known for its gold, silver, iron, bauxite, marble and nickel mines, its rich soils and the largest artificial lake in the Caribbean, Presa de Hatillo. It is also known for its crystal clear rivers, and its caverns (prehistoric caves called Guácaras). It produces rice, plantains, cacao, pineapples, passion fruits, and yams. Cotui is also the hometown of Mets pitcher Duaner Sánchez and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher José Capellán.

Other major towns near Cotuí in Sánchez Ramírez, are Villa La Mata, Fantino, La Cueva and Cevicos.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cotuí (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95.0)
37.2
(99.0)
37.3
(99.1)
38.6
(101.5)
39.2
(102.6)
38.6
(101.5)
37.8
(100.0)
38.9
(102.0)
37.6
(99.7)
35.3
(95.5)
34.2
(93.6)
39.2
(102.6)
Average high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
30.4
(86.7)
31.5
(88.7)
32.0
(89.6)
32.4
(90.3)
33.1
(91.6)
32.9
(91.2)
33.0
(91.4)
33.3
(91.9)
33.0
(91.4)
31.3
(88.3)
29.6
(85.3)
31.8
(89.2)
Average low °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
18.8
(65.8)
19.8
(67.6)
20.5
(68.9)
21.5
(70.7)
22.0
(71.6)
22.1
(71.8)
22.0
(71.6)
21.7
(71.1)
21.4
(70.5)
20.6
(69.1)
19.1
(66.4)
20.7
(69.3)
Record low °C (°F) 13.8
(56.8)
15.0
(59.0)
14.7
(58.5)
15.0
(59.0)
15.6
(60.1)
16.8
(62.2)
16.7
(62.1)
16.9
(62.4)
16.5
(61.7)
16.5
(61.7)
15.6
(60.1)
15.0
(59.0)
13.8
(56.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 88.2
(3.47)
98.0
(3.86)
105.8
(4.17)
126.7
(4.99)
234.2
(9.22)
149.6
(5.89)
189.9
(7.48)
209.1
(8.23)
164.1
(6.46)
161.2
(6.35)
167.7
(6.60)
148.9
(5.86)
1,843.4
(72.57)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.8 9.0 9.4 9.4 13.9 12.5 15.9 15.4 11.7 12.4 13.1 13.5 147.0
Source: NOAA[4]

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. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  4. ^ "Cotui Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 12, 2016.