Esperanza, Puerto Rico

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Esperanza

Esperanza Comunidad
Community
Calle Flamboyant in Esperanza
Calle Flamboyant in 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
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Vieques
Area
 • Total1.27 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.27 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation695 ft (212 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,219
 • Density959.8/sq mi (370.6/km2)
 Source: 2010 Census
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
Area code787
Websitevieques.com/island-town-esperanza

Esperanza is a comunidad in Puerto Real Barrio, on the south side of the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.[2] It was the location of Hacienda Casa del Frances, a historic site listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[3]

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)
2.76
(70)
3.22
(82)
3.40
(86)
7.19
(183)
4.63
(118)
4.38
(111)
6.00
(152)
6.46
(164)
7.79
(198)
7.73
(196)
4.72
(120)
5.16
(131)
Source: Island Vieques[4]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Esperanza comunidad
  2. ^ Puerto Rico:2010:population and housing unit counts.pdf (PDF). U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  3. ^ Benzel, Jan (March 19, 2018). "Returning to Vieques" – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "Island Vieques". Retrieved June 15, 2017.

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