Villa Riva

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Villa Riva
Villa Riva is located in the Dominican Republic
Villa Riva
Villa Riva
Coordinates: 19°10′48″N 69°55′12″W / 19.18000°N 69.92000°W / 19.18000; -69.92000
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Duarte
Founded n.a.
Municipality since 1876
Area[1]
 • Total 309.93 km2 (119.66 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 30,989
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Municipal Districts 4

Villa Riva is a municipality (municipio) of the Duarte Province in the Dominican Republic.

History[edit]

The community of El Cercado was founded in 1845 by President Pedro Santana. It previously belonged to the municipality of Bánica and was called the Sabana del Bohío, and was elevated to town by President Fernando Arturo de Meriño in 1888. The first families to settle in this area were Florencio Montero, Telésforo de Oleo, Encarnación, Manuelica y Fidel Matos and Leonardo Brito. El Cercado people have the reputation for being very hospitable, friendly and kind.

The main economic source is agriculture consisting of cattle, snuff, honey, wax, leather and coffee. The main form of communication was the horse, which started the mail service.

Climate[edit]

Villa Riva has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification: Af).

Climate data for Villa Riva (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.0
(93.2)
36.0
(96.8)
38.5
(101.3)
36.5
(97.7)
36.5
(97.7)
36.5
(97.7)
36.5
(97.7)
36.8
(98.2)
37.4
(99.3)
38.0
(100.4)
37.0
(98.6)
35.0
(95)
38.5
(101.3)
Average high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
30.2
(86.4)
30.6
(87.1)
31.3
(88.3)
32.3
(90.1)
32.5
(90.5)
32.4
(90.3)
32.5
(90.5)
32.6
(90.7)
32.4
(90.3)
31.0
(87.8)
29.9
(85.8)
31.4
(88.5)
Average low °C (°F) 19.3
(66.7)
19.7
(67.5)
20.1
(68.2)
20.7
(69.3)
21.7
(71.1)
21.8
(71.2)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72)
21.8
(71.2)
21.7
(71.1)
20.7
(69.3)
19.8
(67.6)
21.0
(69.8)
Record low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
13.0
(55.4)
12.5
(54.5)
16.0
(60.8)
16.0
(60.8)
16.0
(60.8)
16.2
(61.2)
16.4
(61.5)
15.4
(59.7)
16.2
(61.2)
15.2
(59.4)
13.2
(55.8)
12.5
(54.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 123.9
(4.878)
109.6
(4.315)
126.1
(4.965)
141.0
(5.551)
240.5
(9.469)
224.5
(8.839)
206.1
(8.114)
238.5
(9.39)
229.6
(9.039)
180.9
(7.122)
222.3
(8.752)
198.4
(7.811)
2,241.4
(88.244)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.1 8.3 8.6 8.6 12.9 14.2 13.6 14.4 12.4 11.2 12.9 11.7 138.9
Source: NOAA[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived April 17, 2009, 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. ^ "Villa Riva Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 

Coordinates: 19°10′N 69°54′W / 19.167°N 69.900°W / 19.167; -69.900