San Rafael del Yuma

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San Rafael del Yuma
San Rafael del Yuma is located in the Dominican Republic
San Rafael del Yuma
San Rafael del Yuma
Coordinates: 18°27′12″N 68°42′36″W / 18.45333°N 68.71000°W / 18.45333; -68.71000
Country Dominican Republic
Province La Altagracia
Founded 1608
Municipality since 1904
Area[1]
 • Total 981.2 km2 (378.8 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 46,687
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Demonym Yumense(a)
Municipal Districts 2

San Rafael del Yuma is a municipality of approximately 100,000 people, located in the La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. The ruins of Juan Ponce de León's residence are located on a plateau located three kilometers from San Rafael de Yuma. The municipality is located 10 kilometers from Boca de Yuma.

Coordinates: 18°26′N 68°40′W / 18.433°N 68.667°W / 18.433; -68.667

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Rafael del Yuma (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.5
(94.1)
34.0
(93.2)
36.0
(96.8)
36.5
(97.7)
36.5
(97.7)
37.8
(100)
39.1
(102.4)
39.5
(103.1)
38.6
(101.5)
36.5
(97.7)
35.2
(95.4)
35.0
(95)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
29.9
(85.8)
31.2
(88.2)
32.0
(89.6)
32.6
(90.7)
33.2
(91.8)
33.9
(93)
33.9
(93)
33.7
(92.7)
32.6
(90.7)
31.0
(87.8)
29.9
(85.8)
31.9
(89.4)
Average low °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
19.9
(67.8)
20.3
(68.5)
22.0
(71.6)
22.3
(72.1)
22.9
(73.2)
23.0
(73.4)
22.7
(72.9)
22.2
(72)
21.0
(69.8)
19.8
(67.6)
21.2
(70.2)
Record low °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
12.3
(54.1)
12.1
(53.8)
10.5
(50.9)
15.0
(59)
16.0
(60.8)
16.0
(60.8)
15.5
(59.9)
18.1
(64.6)
18.2
(64.8)
14.5
(58.1)
14.0
(57.2)
10.5
(50.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 77.3
(3.043)
59.7
(2.35)
70.7
(2.783)
71.7
(2.823)
178.3
(7.02)
98.2
(3.866)
95.5
(3.76)
121.7
(4.791)
149.6
(5.89)
202.4
(7.969)
144.9
(5.705)
95.9
(3.776)
1,365.9
(53.776)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.6 8.3 7.7 6.8 11.3 9.7 10.7 10.9 11.1 13.7 11.5 11.7 123.0
Source: NOAA[3]

Sectors[edit]

The city is divided into 16 sectors that are,

  • Banda Abajo
  • Bayahíbe
  • Bejucal Abajo
  • Boca del Yuma
  • Cabo Falso
  • Coral
  • Gato
  • Jaragua Abajo
  • La Piñita
  • Las Joyas del Mar
  • Mata Chalupe
  • Punta Papayo
  • San José del Yuma
  • San Rafael
  • Yuma Abajo
  • Yuma Arriba


References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  2. ^ Censo 2012 de Población y Vivienda, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica
  3. ^ "San R. Yuma Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 19, 2016.