San Rafael del Yuma

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San Rafael del Yuma
The beach of Boca de Yuma
The beach of Boca de 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
CountryDominican Republic
ProvinceLa Altagracia
Founded1608
Municipality since1904
Area
 • Total981.2 km2 (378.8 sq mi)
Elevation
26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Total46,687
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Yumense(a)
Municipal Districts2

San Rafael del Yuma is a municipality located in the La Altagracia province of the Dominican Republic. It has a population of approximately 46,687 in 2012. 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
(100.0)
39.1
(102.4)
39.5
(103.1)
38.6
(101.5)
36.5
(97.7)
35.2
(95.4)
35.0
(95.0)
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
(93.0)
33.9
(93.0)
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
(72.0)
21.0
(69.8)
19.8
(67.6)
21.2
(70.2)
Record low °C (°F) 12.8
(55.0)
12.3
(54.1)
12.1
(53.8)
10.5
(50.9)
15.0
(59.0)
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
(3.04)
59.7
(2.35)
70.7
(2.78)
71.7
(2.82)
178.3
(7.02)
98.2
(3.87)
95.5
(3.76)
121.7
(4.79)
149.6
(5.89)
202.4
(7.97)
144.9
(5.70)
95.9
(3.78)
1,365.9
(53.78)
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 Archived 2009-04-17 at the Wayback Machine
  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.