Yamasá

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Yamasá
Municipality
Yamasá is located in the Dominican Republic
Yamasá
Yamasá
Coordinates: 18°46′N 70°01′W / 18.767°N 70.017°W / 18.767; -70.017Coordinates: 18°46′N 70°01′W / 18.767°N 70.017°W / 18.767; -70.017
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Monte Plata
Area[1]
 • Total 441.61 km2 (170.51 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 82 m (269 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 57,982
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Municipal Districts 1
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

42 km (26 mi)

Yamasá is a municipality (municipio) of the Monte Plata province in the Dominican Republic. It includes the municipal district (distrito municipal) of Los Botados.[3] Yamasa is north of the capital city of Santo Domingo. The Rio Ozama, one of Dominican Republic's longest rivers, passes through Yamasa.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yamasá (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.0
(95)
37.7
(99.9)
36.7
(98.1)
37.9
(100.2)
38.7
(101.7)
39.6
(103.3)
39.4
(102.9)
38.4
(101.1)
38.4
(101.1)
38.8
(101.8)
37.0
(98.6)
34.6
(94.3)
39.6
(103.3)
Average high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
30.3
(86.5)
31.2
(88.2)
32.0
(89.6)
32.6
(90.7)
33.1
(91.6)
33.2
(91.8)
32.9
(91.2)
32.8
(91)
32.5
(90.5)
31.1
(88)
29.9
(85.8)
31.8
(89.2)
Average low °C (°F) 18.9
(66)
19.0
(66.2)
19.7
(67.5)
20.2
(68.4)
20.9
(69.6)
21.3
(70.3)
21.5
(70.7)
21.3
(70.3)
21.1
(70)
20.8
(69.4)
20.2
(68.4)
19.2
(66.6)
20.3
(68.5)
Record low °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
13.7
(56.7)
13.5
(56.3)
13.5
(56.3)
15.5
(59.9)
16.2
(61.2)
16.3
(61.3)
15.7
(60.3)
15.5
(59.9)
15.3
(59.5)
13.8
(56.8)
10.6
(51.1)
10.6
(51.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 90.0
(3.543)
95.1
(3.744)
101.7
(4.004)
161.6
(6.362)
287.4
(11.315)
246.9
(9.72)
255.6
(10.063)
326.6
(12.858)
250.7
(9.87)
245.3
(9.657)
161.4
(6.354)
121.8
(4.795)
2,344.1
(92.287)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.6 8.0 7.3 8.9 15.0 14.0 16.5 17.7 15.2 14.7 12.1 10.6 149.6
Source: NOAA[4]

Farming[edit]

Primarily a rural agriculture community, sugar cane, plantains and mangoes are common staples grown in Yamasa.

Famous citizens[edit]

  • Baseball Player César Hernández who played for the Cincinnati Reds was born in Yamasá in 1966.
  • Enny Pichardo, a former New York Correspondent for NTN24 and currently reporting for Noticiero Univisión, was born in Yamasá in 1982.
  • Chicho Severino, a famous Bachata singer was born in Yamasá.

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. ^ "Listado de Codigos de Provincias, Municipio y Distritos Municipales, Actualizada a Junio 20 del 2006" (in Spanish). Departamento de Cartografia, Division de Limites y Linderos. 20 June 2006. Archived from the original on 14 March 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yamasa Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 21, 2016.