Sabana de la Mar

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Sabana de la Mar
Sabana de la Mar is located in the Dominican Republic
Sabana de la Mar
Sabana de la Mar
Coordinates: 19°4′12″N 69°23′24″W / 19.07000°N 69.39000°W / 19.07000; -69.39000Coordinates: 19°4′12″N 69°23′24″W / 19.07000°N 69.39000°W / 19.07000; -69.39000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Hato Mayor
Founded 1760
Area[1]
 • Total 508.52 km2 (196.34 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 10,582
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
 • Demonym sabanalamarino(a)
Distance to
 – Hato Mayor

36 km
Municipalities 1
Climate Af
Sabana de la Mar Beach
photo taken by Leonidas Bratini http://myfotolife.com/
Sabana de la Mar fisherman photo
Photo was taken by Leonidas Bratini

Sabana de la Mar, usually spelled in English as Sabana de la Mar, is a town in the Hato Mayor province of the Dominican Republic.

Sabana de la Mar is located in the northeastern of Dominican Republic, on the southern side of Samana Bay. It is an urban area with 508.52 km2. It was founded in 1760 by the Spaniard Diego de Lira, along with a group of explorers from the Canary Islands. Eventually, other Europeans came to the community: Swiss, Italians, and the working class of African descent. The economy of 10,582 inhabitants is based on agriculture, fishing, and Government jobs. A large portion of the Haitises National Park and the San Lorenzo Bay are located in Sabana de la Mar. Environmental issues are a great concern for this community. Since the 20th Century, Sabana de la Mar has been recognized for been the birthplace, on December 1, 1892, of Señorita Elupina Cordero. She became blind at a very early age and developed a mystical and religious personality that have attracted thousands of followers. While alive, she was known for curing different types of illnesses with his prayers, touch, and natural remedies using herbs she grew in her garden. There is the Chapel Señorita Elupina Cordero, where she is buried. It has become a must pilgrimage for hundreds of people from all over. There is also, on the grounds of the Chapel, a free school from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The Chapel is located on Calle Elupina Cordero and Calle 27 de Febrero. The hospital of Sabana de la Mar is also named Hospital Señorita Elupina Cordero to honor, acknowledge and remember her healing powers. Her miracles have been documented regularly, and Señorita Elupina Cordero is in the process for cannonization by the Catholic Church. She died on June 4, 1939. Every year, hundreds of people come to Sabana de la Mar for her Memorial on June 4th.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sabana de la Mar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
33.4
(92.1)
33.4
(92.1)
35.0
(95)
35.0
(95)
34.6
(94.3)
35.0
(95)
35.0
(95)
34.6
(94.3)
35.0
(95)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82)
27.9
(82.2)
28.4
(83.1)
29.0
(84.2)
29.7
(85.5)
30.3
(86.5)
30.4
(86.7)
30.5
(86.9)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
29.4
(84.9)
28.2
(82.8)
29.4
(84.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.8
(74.8)
24.6
(76.3)
25.4
(77.7)
26.0
(78.8)
26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
25.0
(77)
23.9
(75)
25.0
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
18.8
(65.8)
19.3
(66.7)
20.1
(68.2)
21.2
(70.2)
21.8
(71.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
21.8
(71.2)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
19.6
(67.3)
20.7
(69.3)
Record low °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
13.5
(56.3)
13.4
(56.1)
14.0
(57.2)
15.8
(60.4)
17.0
(62.6)
19.0
(66.2)
19.3
(66.7)
19.0
(66.2)
18.5
(65.3)
15.2
(59.4)
14.0
(57.2)
13.4
(56.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 134.5
(5.295)
107.0
(4.213)
122.5
(4.823)
162.1
(6.382)
255.1
(10.043)
200.1
(7.878)
183.1
(7.209)
232.4
(9.15)
196.2
(7.724)
218.5
(8.602)
268.3
(10.563)
183.1
(7.209)
2,262.9
(89.091)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 12.8 9.6 9.7 8.9 15.3 13.8 15.9 16.1 15.5 15.5 15.7 15.1 163.9
Average relative humidity (%) 83.6 82.0 80.8 80.1 83.2 83.7 83.5 84.2 84.6 85.0 84.8 84.1 83.3
Source: NOAA[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  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. ^ "Sabana de la Mar Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Novato Luis Severino ya se ve lanzando con los Yankees". 7dias.com.do (in Spanish). January 11, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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