Santo Domingo Este

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Santo Domingo Este
Municipality
Columbus' Lighthouse
Santo Domingo Este is located in Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo Este
Coordinates: 18°29′36″N 69°52′0″W / 18.49333°N 69.866667°W / 18.49333; -69.866667Coordinates: 18°29′36″N 69°52′0″W / 18.49333°N 69.866667°W / 18.49333; -69.866667
Country  Dominican Republic
Province Santo Domingo
Founded 2001
Municipality since
2001
Municipal District San Luis
Area[1]
 • Total 123.3 km2 (47.6 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 891,952
 • Density 7,234.0/km2 (18,736/sq mi)
 • Urban 851,853
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) AST (UTC-4)
Website Ayuntamiento de Santo Domingo Este

Santo Domingo Este is a Dominican municipality and the provincial capital of the Santo Domingo province. It is on the eastern (left) side of the Ozama River.

History[change | change source]

Santo Domingo Este was part of the Distrito Nacional and of the Santo Domingo city until 2001 when the Santo Domingo province was created. The Santo Domingo Este was made the head municipality of this new province.

Population[change | change source]

The municipality had, in 2010, a total population of 891,952: 429,853 men and 462,099 women. The urban population was 95.5% of the total population.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Los Tres Ojos limestone cave

Santo Domingo Este is in the "Llano Costero del Caribe" ("Caribbean Coastal Plain"), a large plain in southeastern Dominican Republic where there are many savannas with grasses. There are not mountains in the province, only some very low hills.

The Ozama river forms the eastern and northern limits of the municipality; it is the only important river in the municipality.

The municipality has a total area of 123.3 km2 (47.6 sq mi) and has only one municipal district (a subdivision of a municipality): San Luis.[3]

The altitude of Santo Domingo Este is 35 m (115 ft) above sea level.[2]

The municipality of Santo Domingo Este has the municipality of Santo Domingo Norte and the Monte Plata Province to the north, the municipality of San Antonio de Guerra to the northeast, the municipality of Boca Chica to the east, the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Distrito Nacional to the west.

Climate[change | change source]

Santo Domingo Este, and the Santo Domingo province, has a tropical monsoonal climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Am).[4]

The average amount of rainfall for the year in the Santo Domingo province is 1,447.1 mm (57.0 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is May with 187.7 mm (7.4 in) of rainfall, followed by October with 186.8 mm (7.4 in).

The driest season is winter. The month with the least rainfall on average is March with an average of 53.8 mm (2.1 in) followed by February with an average of 56.8 mm (2.2 in).

Santo Domingo Este is in a hot region; the average temperature for the year is 25.9 °C (79 °F). The warmest month, on average, is August with an average temperature of 27.1 °C (80.8 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 24.4 °C (75.92 °F).

Climate data for Santo Domingo province (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
29.2
(84.6)
29.6
(85.3)
30.2
(86.4)
30.4
(86.7)
30.8
(87.4)
31.1
(88)
31.5
(88.7)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88)
30.6
(87.1)
29.6
(85.3)
30.39
(86.71)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.4
(75.9)
24.4
(75.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.9
(80.4)
27
(81)
27.1
(80.8)
27
(81)
26.7
(80.1)
26
(79)
24.9
(76.8)
25.93
(78.68)
Average low °C (°F) 19.6
(67.3)
19.7
(67.5)
20.2
(68.4)
21.1
(70)
22.2
(72)
22.9
(73.2)
22.8
(73)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.3
(72.1)
21.4
(70.5)
20.3
(68.5)
21.49
(70.69)
Rainfall mm (inches) 63
(2.48)
56.8
(2.236)
53.8
(2.118)
71.9
(2.831)
187.7
(7.39)
140.1
(5.516)
144.6
(5.693)
177.4
(6.984)
180.9
(7.122)
186.8
(7.354)
99.8
(3.929)
84.3
(3.319)
1,447.1
(56.97)
Source: Climatemps.com[4]

Administrative division[change | change source]

The municipality of Santo Domingo Este has only one municipal district:[3]

Municipal district of Santo Domingo Este
Code Municipal district Population
(2010)
320102 San Luis 56,933

Tourism[change | change source]

Some places to visit in Santo Domingo Este are:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "IX Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2010." (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística. June 2012. http://censo2010.one.gob.do/volumenes_censo_2010/vol1.pdf. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Provincia de Santo Domingo". Geonames.org. http://www.geonames.org/6201373/provincia%20de%20santo%20domingo.html. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "División Territorial 2015" (in Spanish) (PDF). Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE). October 2015. http://www.one.gob.do/Multimedia/Download?ObjId=6159. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Santo Domingo Climate & Temperature". Climatemps.com. http://www.santo-domingo.climatemps.com/. Retrieved 3 December 2016.


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