Hondo Valle, Elías Piña

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Hondo Valle
Municipality
Hondo Valle is located in Dominican Republic
Hondo Valle
Coordinates: 18°42′58″N 71°41′41″W / 18.71611°N 71.69472°W / 18.71611; -71.69472Coordinates: 18°42′58″N 71°41′41″W / 18.71611°N 71.69472°W / 18.71611; -71.69472
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Elías Piña
Municipality since
1978
Municipal District Rancho de la Guardia
Area[1]
 • Total 78.7 km2 (30.4 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 890 m (2,920 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,194
 • Density 91.41/km2 (236.75/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,234
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Distance: 36 km (22 mi) to Comendador

Hondo Valle (in English, Deep Valley) is a Dominican municipality in the Elías Piña Province. It is in the northern Sierra de Neiba mountain range.

Population[change | change source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 7,194: 3,782 men and 3,412 women. The urban population was 58.9% of the total population.[1]

History[change | change source]

Hondo Valle was elevated to the category of municipality by the law 916 of 12 August 1978. Before that date, it was a municipal district of Comendador.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Hondo Valle is in a small valley on the Sierra de Neiba mountain range, at an elevation of 890 m. It is at 36 km (22 mi) to the south of Comendador.

The limits of the municipality are the municipality of El Llano to the north, the municipality of Juan Santiago to the east, the Independencia province to the south and Haiti to the west.

Climate[change | change source]

Hondo Valle has a tropical wet and dry/savanna (Köppen climate classification : Aw).[4]

The average amount of rainfall for the year in the city is 1,533.2 mm (60.4 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 254.3 mm (10.0 in) of rainfall, followed by September with 237.5 mm (9.4 in).

The driest season is winter. The month with the least rainfall on average is January with an average of 15.8 mm (0.6 in) and the second is December with 22.9 mm (0.9 in).

Hondo Valle is in a warm region; the average temperature for the year is 21.2 °C (70 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 22.6 °C (72.7 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 19.25 °C (66.65 °F).

Climate data for Hondo Valle (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28.8
(83.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
19
(66)
21.3
(70.4)
Average low °C (°F) 11
(52)
11
(52)
13
(55)
14
(57)
15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
15
(59)
13
(55)
12
(54)
13.7
(56.6)
Rainfall mm (inches) 16
(0.63)
24
(0.94)
69
(2.72)
160
(6.3)
254
(10)
117
(4.61)
123
(4.84)
210
(8.27)
238
(9.37)
215
(8.46)
86
(3.39)
23
(0.91)
1,535
(60.43)
Source #1: NOAA[5]
Source #2: Climatemps.com[4]

Administrative division[change | change source]

The municipality of Hondo Valle has only one municipal district;[1] this is:

Municipal district of Hondo Valle
Code Municipal district Population
(2010)
Area
(km2)
Density
070402 Rancho de la Guardia 3,393 43.9 77.3

Economy[change | change source]

The main economic activity of the municipality is farming.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda. Informe Básico" (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. http://censo2010.one.gob.do/resultados/Resumen_resultados_generales_censo_2010.pdf. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. De la Fuente, Santiago (1976) (in Spanish). Geografía Dominicana. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Colegial Quisqueyana.
  3. Féliz, Werner D. (2004) (in Spanish). División político-territorial dominicana 1944-2004. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: CONAU. pp. 148. ISBN 999349391-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Hondo Valle Climate & Temperature". Climatemps.com. http://www.hondo-valle.climatemps.com/. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. "Hondo Valle Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ftp://ftp.atdd.noaa.gov/pub/GCOS/WMO-Normals/TABLES/REG_IV/DR/00000018.TXT. Retrieved 13 October 2016.