Diego Martin

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Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Region Capital / Town
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Region Diego Martin Region
Country Saint George County
City Diego Martin
Government
 • Type Regional Corporation
 • Regional Governor Anthony Sammy
  Ranked
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
Postal Code 120110
Area code(s) 632, 633, 637, 694, 695

Diego Martin is an urban commercial center and capital city of the Diego Martin Region in Trinidad and Tobago. Its location in the region is just on the south eastern border of Diego Martin Region, West of the capital city of Port of Spain and east of the town of Carenage. The Diego Martin Town in the Northern Range was once filled with a number of small valleys but is now a densely populated area. It was named after a Spanish explorer Don Diego Martín.[1] The area was settled by French planters and their slaves in the 1780s. It consists of a cluster of communities including Congo Village, Diamond Vale, Green Hill, Patna Village, Petit Valley, Blue Range, La Puerta Avenue, Four Roads, Rich Plain, River Estate, Blue Basin, Water Wheel, West Moorings, Bagatelle and Sierra Leone.

Petit Valley extends from the Four Roads area all the way through the hills of the Northern Range crossing over into Maraval. The Maple Leaf (Canadian) International School is located in Petit Valley. Petit Valley is the birth place of West Indian cricketer Learie Nicholas Constantine.[2]

"Patna" reflects the settlement of Indo-Trinidadian indentured labourers, while "Congo" and "Sierra Leone" refer to free African indentured labourers.[1] Places to visit include the historical Waterwheel and the Blue Basin waterfalls, especially the magnificent Blue Basin waterfall.

The town area is administered by the Diego Martin Regional Corporation and is the home town of Miss Universe 1998, Wendy Fitzwilliam.

Climate[edit]

The climate of Diego Martin is tropical, and temperature varies little between the wet and dry seasons. Diego Martin Town Holds The Lowest Temperature In the Region of Diego Martin Being 9 °C (48 °F). Also holding the highest for the Diego Martin Region at 98 °F (36 °C).

Climate data for Diego Martin,Trinidad and Tobago
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 85
(29)
86
(30)
87
(31)
88
(31)
88
(31)
89
(32)
89
(32)
89
(32)
89
(32)
88
(31)
87
(31)
86
(30)
87.6
(31)
Average low °F (°C) 63
(17)
65
(18)
68
(20)
73
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
75
(24)
74
(23)
72
(22)
70
(21)
68
(20)
65
(18)
70.3
(21.2)
Average rainfall inches (mm) 2.799
(71.1)
1.701
(43.2)
1.201
(30.5)
1.799
(45.7)
4.402
(111.8)
10
(254.0)
9.799
(248.9)
9.402
(238.8)
7.201
(182.9)
7
(177.8)
7.799
(198.1)
5.799
(147.3)
68.902
(1,750.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 12 9 4 6 10 19 21 17 17 16 17 15 253
Source #1: The Weather Channel (records)[3]
Source #2: World Weather Online [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The early days in Diego Martin". Trinidad Express. February 13, 2011. Retrieved October 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Baron Constantine Profile". ESPN Cric Info. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Monthly Averages for Diego Martin,Diego Martin – Temperature and Precipitation". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Monthly Averages for Port of Spain – Precipitation". World Weather Online. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°43′N 61°34′W / 10.717°N 61.567°W / 10.717; -61.567