Monción

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Monción
Monción is located in the Dominican Republic
Monción
Monción
Monción in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19°26′N 71°10′W / 19.433°N 71.167°W / 19.433; -71.167
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santiago Rodríguez
Municipality since 1907
Area[1]
 • Total 101.61 km2 (39.23 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 364 m (1,194 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 39,875
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Demonym Moncionero(a)
Distance to
 – Sabaneta

36 km
Municipal Districts
0

Monción is one of the three municipality (municipio) of the Santiago Rodríguez province in the Dominican Republic.[4] The Monción Dam is located just east of the town.

For comparison with other municipalities and municipal districts see the list of municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic.

Etymology[edit]

Founded as Guaraganó, in 1884 it was elevated to the category of canton; in 1898 President Lilís Heureaux renamed the settlement in honor of General Benito Monción (La Vega, 29 March 1826–Guayubín, 11 February 1898), a recently deceased army officer of French descent who fought in the Dominican Restoration War.

Climate[edit]

Monción has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification: Aw) with a dry season on winter and an pronounced wet season on summer.

Climate data for Monción (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.3
(93.7)
34.9
(94.8)
35.0
(95)
36.0
(96.8)
35.5
(95.9)
36.0
(96.8)
36.0
(96.8)
36.0
(96.8)
36.8
(98.2)
35.0
(95)
34.3
(93.7)
35.0
(95)
36.8
(98.2)
Average high °C (°F) 28.5
(83.3)
28.8
(83.8)
30.2
(86.4)
30.7
(87.3)
31.1
(88)
31.9
(89.4)
32.6
(90.7)
33.1
(91.6)
32.5
(90.5)
31.4
(88.5)
29.4
(84.9)
28.5
(83.3)
30.7
(87.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
22.3
(72.1)
23.5
(74.3)
24.2
(75.6)
24.7
(76.5)
25.4
(77.7)
25.8
(78.4)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
24.9
(76.8)
23.3
(73.9)
22.0
(71.6)
24.1
(75.4)
Average low °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
15.7
(60.3)
16.6
(61.9)
17.5
(63.5)
18.5
(65.3)
18.9
(66)
19.0
(66.2)
19.0
(66.2)
18.7
(65.7)
18.4
(65.1)
17.3
(63.1)
15.9
(60.6)
17.6
(63.7)
Record low °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
9.2
(48.6)
9.4
(48.9)
11.8
(53.2)
13.0
(55.4)
12.0
(53.6)
15.0
(59)
14.3
(57.7)
15.0
(59)
14.0
(57.2)
10.2
(50.4)
11.0
(51.8)
9.2
(48.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 42.6
(1.677)
56.3
(2.217)
67.3
(2.65)
147.4
(5.803)
219.5
(8.642)
130.9
(5.154)
62.1
(2.445)
82.2
(3.236)
141.7
(5.579)
181.4
(7.142)
110.8
(4.362)
55.7
(2.193)
1,297.9
(51.098)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 4.1 4.5 5.4 8.3 13.7 8.9 4.9 6.5 9.0 10.3 7.4 5.0 88.0
Source: NOAA[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived 2009-04-17 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. ^ 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 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Moncion Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 

Coordinates: 19°25′N 71°10′W / 19.417°N 71.167°W / 19.417; -71.167