Esperanza, Puerto Rico

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Esperanza is a town on the south side of the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

It was the location of Hacienda Casa del Frances, a historic site listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Esperanza, Puerto Rico
Downtown Esperanza
Downtown Esperanza
Motto(s): 
A Town of "Hope"
Location in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico on Vieques island
Location in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico on Vieques island
Esperanza, Puerto Rico is located in Puerto Rico
Esperanza, Puerto Rico
Esperanza, Puerto Rico
Location in Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°05′54″N 65°28′28″W / 18.09833°N 65.47444°W / 18.09833; -65.47444Coordinates: 18°05′54″N 65°28′28″W / 18.09833°N 65.47444°W / 18.09833; -65.47444
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
MunicipalityVieques
Government
 • MayorHon. Víctor Emeric
Population
(January 1st, 2015)
 • Total1,153
 • Density351.7/km2 (910.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (Atlantic)
ZIP code
00765
Area code787
FIPS code72147
GNIS feature ID1661062
Websitevieques.com/island-town-esperanza

Climate[edit]

Due to the town's location inside the tropics, its low elevation, and its position in the Caribbean Sea, Esperanza experiences a Tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af). This results in a hot and wet climate throughout the year, with no significant change in temperature between seasons. Precipitation is spread evenly around the year, but the town experiences its greatest rainfall between the months of Aug-Nov.

Climate data for Esperanza, PR (Normals 2011, Extremes 1944-1994)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 92
(33)
100
(38)
93
(34)
98
(37)
94
(34)
99
(37)
99
(37)
96
(36)
95
(35)
94
(34)
94
(34)
94
(34)
96
(36)
Average high °F (°C) 84
(29)
84
(29)
85
(29)
87
(31)
87
(31)
89
(32)
89
(32)
89
(32)
89
(32)
89
(32)
87
(31)
85
(29)
87
(31)
Daily mean °F (°C) 76
(24)
76
(24)
77
(25)
79
(26)
80
(27)
82
(28)
82
(28)
82
(28)
82
(28)
81
(27)
80
(27)
77
(25)
80
(27)
Average low °F (°C) 69
(21)
68
(20)
69
(21)
71
(22)
73
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
75
(24)
74
(23)
73
(23)
72
(22)
70
(21)
72
(22)
Record low °F (°C) 50
(10)
51
(11)
54
(12)
55
(13)
58
(14)
60
(16)
60
(16)
59
(15)
57
(14)
63
(17)
58
(14)
59
(15)
57
(14)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.72
(94.5)
2.76
(70.1)
3.22
(81.8)
3.40
(86.4)
7.19
(182.6)
4.63
(117.6)
4.38
(111.3)
6.00
(152.4)
6.46
(164.1)
7.79
(197.9)
7.73
(196.3)
4.72
(119.9)
5.16
(131.1)
Source: Island Vieques[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Island Vieques". Retrieved June 15, 2017.