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Neiba
Neyba
Coat of arms of Neiba
Coat of arms
Neiba is located in the Dominican Republic
Neiba
Neiba
Location in the Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 18°29′24″N 71°25′12″W / 18.49000°N 71.42000°W / 18.49000; -71.42000
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceBaoruco
Founded1735
Municipality1844
Area[1]
 • Total275.33 km2 (106.31 sq mi)
Elevation[2]10 m (30 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total53,605
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • DemonymNeibero(a)
Distance to
- Santo Domingo

230 km
Municipal Districts1
ClimateAw

Neiba (also spelt Neyba) is a city in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. It is the capital city of the Baoruco province, and is located 180 kilometres west of the national capital, Santo Domingo, close to the shore of Lake Enriquillo, the largest lake in the West Indies. During the 1822–44 Haitian occupation, the city was officially designated in French as Neybe.

Climate

Climate data for Neiba (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 38.0
(100.4)
37.2
(99)
38.0
(100.4)
38.5
(101.3)
38.3
(100.9)
39.0
(102.2)
38.5
(101.3)
40.0
(104)
39.5
(103.1)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
36.0
(96.8)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 31.7
(89.1)
32.1
(89.8)
33.2
(91.8)
33.8
(92.8)
33.6
(92.5)
33.6
(92.5)
34.5
(94.1)
34.6
(94.3)
34.3
(93.7)
33.8
(92.8)
32.8
(91)
31.8
(89.2)
33.3
(91.9)
Average low °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
20.0
(68)
21.0
(69.8)
21.7
(71.1)
22.2
(72)
22.7
(72.9)
23.0
(73.4)
23.0
(73.4)
22.6
(72.7)
22.1
(71.8)
21.4
(70.5)
19.9
(67.8)
21.6
(70.9)
Record low °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
14.0
(57.2)
14.2
(57.6)
15.0
(59)
14.5
(58.1)
15.0
(59)
13.0
(55.4)
15.0
(59)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59)
16.5
(61.7)
14.5
(58.1)
13.0
(55.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 8.1
(0.319)
13.7
(0.539)
19.3
(0.76)
36.3
(1.429)
109.7
(4.319)
48.6
(1.913)
30.3
(1.193)
61.6
(2.425)
61.9
(2.437)
74.3
(2.925)
39.1
(1.539)
17.3
(0.681)
520.2
(20.48)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 1.4 1.2 2.3 3.9 6.5 4.5 2.3 4.6 5.4 6.2 3.1 1.7 43.1
Source: NOAA[4]

References

  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. ^ "Neyba Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 18, 2016.