Sabana de la Mar

Sabana de la Mar, usually spelled in English as Savana de la Mar, is a town in the Hato Mayor province of the Dominican Republic.

Sabana de la Mar
Official seal of Sabana de la Mar
Seal
Sabana de la Mar is located in the Dominican Republic
Sabana de la Mar
Sabana de la Mar
Coordinates: 19°4′12″N 69°23′24″W / 19.07000°N 69.39000°W / 19.07000; -69.39000Coordinates: 19°4′12″N 69°23′24″W / 19.07000°N 69.39000°W / 19.07000; -69.39000
Country Dominican Republic
ProvinceHato Mayor
Founded1760
Area
 • Total508.52 km2 (196.34 sq mi)
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2012)[3]
 • Total10,582
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
 • Demonym
sabanalamarino (a)
Distance to
 – Hato Mayor

36 km
Municipalities1
ClimateAf
Sabana de la Mar Beach
Sabana de la Mar fisherman photo

Sabana de la Mar is located in the northeastern of Dominican Republic, on the southern side of Samana Bay. It is an urban area with 508.52 km2. It was founded in 1760, foundation initiated by the Governor Francisco Rubio and Peñaranda in 1756 at the same time as the one of the Peninsula of Santa Bárbara of Samaná, along with a group of explorers from the Canary Islands. Eventually, other Europeans came to the community: Swiss, Italians, and the working class of African descent. The economy of 10,582 inhabitants is based on agriculture, fishing, and Government jobs. A large portion of the Haitises National Park and the San Lorenzo Bay are located in Sabana de la Mar. Environmental issues are a great concern for this community.

Since the 20th Century, Sabana de la Mar has been recognized as the birthplace, on December 1, 1892, of Señorita Elupina Cordero. She became blind at a very early age and developed a mystical and religious personality that has attracted thousands of followers. While alive, she was known for curing different types of illnesses with her prayers, touch, and natural remedies using herbs she grew in her garden. There is the Chapel Señorita Elupina Cordero, where she is buried. It has become a must pilgrimage for hundreds of people from all over. There is also, on the grounds of the Chapel, a free school from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The Chapel is located on Calle Elupina Cordero and Calle 27 de Febrero. The hospital of Sabana de la Mar is also named Hospital Señorita Elupina Cordero to honor, acknowledge and remember her healing powers. Her miracles have been documented regularly, and Señorita Elupina Cordero is in the process for cannonization by the Catholic Church. She died on June 4, 1939. Every year, hundreds of people come to Sabana de la Mar for her Memorial on June 4.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sabana de la Mar (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
33.4
(92.1)
34.0
(93.2)
35.0
(95.0)
39.0
(102.2)
35.4
(95.7)
35.0
(95.0)
35.0
(95.0)
35.0
(95.0)
36.4
(97.5)
34.0
(93.2)
33.4
(92.1)
39.0
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) 28.0
(82.4)
28.1
(82.6)
28.7
(83.7)
29.4
(84.9)
30.1
(86.2)
30.8
(87.4)
30.9
(87.6)
30.9
(87.6)
31.1
(88.0)
30.7
(87.3)
29.7
(85.5)
28.5
(83.3)
29.7
(85.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.4
(74.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.9
(75.0)
24.8
(76.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.0
(78.8)
25.2
(77.4)
24.0
(75.2)
25.2
(77.3)
Average low °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
18.7
(65.7)
19.2
(66.6)
20.1
(68.2)
21.2
(70.2)
21.9
(71.4)
22.1
(71.8)
22.0
(71.6)
21.7
(71.1)
21.3
(70.3)
20.7
(69.3)
19.5
(67.1)
20.6
(69.1)
Record low °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
13.5
(56.3)
11.5
(52.7)
14.0
(57.2)
15.8
(60.4)
17.0
(62.6)
18.0
(64.4)
19.8
(67.6)
19.0
(66.2)
18.5
(65.3)
16.4
(61.5)
13.5
(56.3)
11.5
(52.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 149.0
(5.87)
124.6
(4.91)
121.9
(4.80)
157.8
(6.21)
237.9
(9.37)
183.9
(7.24)
200.5
(7.89)
234.4
(9.23)
224.1
(8.82)
239.6
(9.43)
304.4
(11.98)
177.2
(6.98)
2,355.3
(92.73)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 14.0 11.6 10.8 9.6 15.2 12.7 16.7 16.7 17.0 16.2 18.0 15.9 174.4
Average relative humidity (%) 83.1 81.9 80.5 79.6 82.1 82.5 82.4 83.2 83.7 84.4 84.3 83.7 82.6
Source: ONAMET[4]
Climate data for Sabana de la Mar (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
33.4
(92.1)
33.4
(92.1)
35.0
(95.0)
35.0
(95.0)
34.6
(94.3)
35.0
(95.0)
35.0
(95.0)
34.6
(94.3)
36.8
(98.2)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
36.8
(98.2)
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
27.9
(82.2)
28.4
(83.1)
29.0
(84.2)
29.7
(85.5)
30.3
(86.5)
30.4
(86.7)
30.5
(86.9)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
29.4
(84.9)
28.2
(82.8)
29.4
(84.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.8
(74.8)
24.6
(76.3)
25.4
(77.7)
26.0
(78.8)
26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
25.0
(77.0)
23.9
(75.0)
25.0
(77.0)
Average low °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
18.8
(65.8)
19.3
(66.7)
20.1
(68.2)
21.2
(70.2)
21.8
(71.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
21.8
(71.2)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
19.6
(67.3)
20.7
(69.3)
Record low °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
12.0
(53.6)
12.8
(55.0)
14.0
(57.2)
15.5
(59.9)
14.6
(58.3)
16.6
(61.9)
16.5
(61.7)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59.0)
14.0
(57.2)
13.0
(55.4)
11.5
(52.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 134.5
(5.30)
107.0
(4.21)
122.5
(4.82)
162.1
(6.38)
255.1
(10.04)
200.1
(7.88)
183.1
(7.21)
232.4
(9.15)
196.2
(7.72)
218.5
(8.60)
268.3
(10.56)
183.1
(7.21)
2,262.9
(89.09)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 12.8 9.6 9.7 8.9 15.3 13.8 15.9 16.1 15.5 15.5 15.7 15.1 163.9
Average relative humidity (%) 83.6 82.0 80.8 80.1 83.2 83.7 83.5 84.2 84.6 85.0 84.8 84.1 83.3
Source: NOAA[5]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Superficies a nivel de municipios, Oficina Nacional de Estadistica Archived 2009-04-17 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. ^ "Datos climatológicos normales y extremos 71-2000 estaciones Sinópticas - tercer trimestre 2019" (in Spanish). Oficina Nacional de Meteorología. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Sabana de la Mar Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  6. ^ "Novato Luis Severino ya se ve lanzando con los Yankees". 7dias.com.do (in Spanish). January 11, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.

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