El Seibo, Dominican Republic

Coordinates: 18°45′47″N 69°02′31″W / 18.763°N 69.042°W / 18.763; -69.042

Santa Cruz del Seibo is a municipality in the El Seibo Province of the Dominican Republic, located in the eastern part of the country.[4]

Santa Cruz de El Seibo

El Seibo
Official seal of Santa Cruz de El Seibo
Seal
Santa Cruz de El Seibo is located in the Dominican Republic
Santa Cruz de El Seibo
Santa Cruz de El Seibo
Coordinates: 18°46′12″N 69°2′24″W / 18.77000°N 69.04000°W / 18.77000; -69.04000
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceEl Seibo
Founded1502
Municipality since1844
Area
 • Total1,344.33 km2 (519.05 sq mi)
Elevation117 m (384 ft)
Population
 (2012)[3]
 • Total97,144
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Seibano(a)
Distance to
 – Santo Domingo

135 km
Municipalities3
ClimateAm

HistoryEdit

El Seibo is one of the oldest towns in the country, it was created by the Constitution of November 6, 1844 although it already existed as a territorial division since colonial times, for this reason its foundation dates back to 1502 by the Spanish conqueror Juan de Esquivel. The name of Seibo comes from a tribal chief of Taino race.

The name of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, is taken from the Spanish custom of placing the Cruz de Cristo in the cardinal points, as protection against evils. A cross called Asomante is still preserved, in the West Sector of the city of El Seibo.

Notable residentsEdit

Some of the distinguished people from El Seibo include Manuela Diez, mother of Juan Pablo Duarte, Cesáreo Guillermo and Alexander Woss y Gil, who were Presidents of the Republic. In addition, Monsignor Octavio A. Beras, Archbishop of Santo Domingo and Cardinal of the Catholic Church and Minerva Bernardino, who represented the country in several international events and defended women's rights, were also from Santa Cruz del Seibo, as well as world-renowned and respected tenor, Francisco (Chahin) Casanova. Also famed baseball player Cesar Jeronimo (Jr). Famous psychiatrist and public personality: Dr. Máximo Beras Goico; TV personality, actor and comedian: Freddy Beras Goico, and pop singer and TV personality Charytín.

AttractionsEdit

El Seibo, which venerates Saint Cruz with great fervor, have celebrations to honour this saint from 1 May to 10 May. It is the only city in the country that in its supervisory celebrations organizes bullfights.

Another attraction of the supervisory celebrations is the popular vigil of "atabales", a type of popular percussive music. These celebrations enjoy great popularity in all sectors of the community.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for El Seibo, Dominican Republic (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
38.4
(101.1)
38.5
(101.3)
37.5
(99.5)
38.5
(101.3)
38.5
(101.3)
39.0
(102.2)
40.6
(105.1)
39.8
(103.6)
39.0
(102.2)
38.6
(101.5)
37.0
(98.6)
40.6
(105.1)
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
30.5
(86.9)
31.4
(88.5)
31.9
(89.4)
32.2
(90.0)
32.9
(91.2)
33.4
(92.1)
33.6
(92.5)
33.4
(92.1)
32.8
(91.0)
31.6
(88.9)
30.4
(86.7)
32.0
(89.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
24.3
(75.7)
24.9
(76.8)
25.5
(77.9)
26.2
(79.2)
27.0
(80.6)
27.4
(81.3)
27.5
(81.5)
27.2
(81.0)
26.7
(80.1)
25.6
(78.1)
24.5
(76.1)
25.9
(78.6)
Average low °C (°F) 18.4
(65.1)
18.1
(64.6)
18.5
(65.3)
19.2
(66.6)
20.3
(68.5)
21.0
(69.8)
21.5
(70.7)
21.5
(70.7)
21.0
(69.8)
20.7
(69.3)
19.8
(67.6)
18.7
(65.7)
19.9
(67.8)
Record low °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
12.0
(53.6)
11.5
(52.7)
12.5
(54.5)
15.0
(59.0)
16.5
(61.7)
17.0
(62.6)
17.0
(62.6)
16.0
(60.8)
17.0
(62.6)
15.2
(59.4)
12.0
(53.6)
11.5
(52.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 57.3
(2.26)
50.5
(1.99)
57.2
(2.25)
107.5
(4.23)
185.3
(7.30)
108.3
(4.26)
74.8
(2.94)
134.1
(5.28)
170.0
(6.69)
193.5
(7.62)
126.6
(4.98)
86.4
(3.40)
1,351.5
(53.21)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 8.7 6.0 5.8 8.3 11.0 8.3 8.7 9.5 12.2 13.9 11.1 9.8 113.3
Source: NOAA[5]

ReferencesEdit

  • Source: Síntesis de Ciudades, Pueblos e Islas del País.
  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 Archived September 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "División Territorial 2015" (PDF).
  5. ^ "El Seybo Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 12, 2016.