Come to Dominican Republic!
Vamos a la República Dominicana!
Come to the Dominican Republic, home of Santo Domingo, the first settlement in the western hemisphere! With a population of 10.2 million, there's plenty of people to meet and plenty of fun to be had!
Dominican Republic Music and Images
The flag of the Dominican Republic is shown above. The blue represents liberty, the white represents salvation, and the red represents blood of heroes. In the center is the coat of arms.
As the name may suggest, the Dominican Republic is a republic government led by president Danilo Medina.
Exchange Rate and Currency
The official currency the Dominican Republic is pesos, specifically Dominican pesos. The exchange rate is 1 US Dollar = 44.72 Dominican Pesos
Activities and Entertainment
In the Dominican Republic, dance is very important culturally. No matter who you are, you can surely find some dance that you like! Other than dance, the people of Dominican Republic love baseball, called beísbol by them.
The Dominican Republic offers plenty variety of food! From sancocho to pollo guisado, you can find a wide variety of food to eat! Other popular foods include kipes, empanadas, mangu, tostares, flan, arroz habichuela y carne, chicharron, and concon!
As mentioned above, the capitol city is the very firth settlement in the western hemisphere, a great site for history enthusiasts! You can also visit the Northern Coast, home of the most beautiful amber in the world! After the Northern Coast, visit the Southern Coast to swim with dolphins and visit a theme park!
The Dominican Republic borders Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, which is located to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and west of Puerto Rico. On the Dominican Republic you will find beautiful mountains and beaches wherever you go!
- Profiles of Spanish-speaking countries (http://www.donquijote.org/travel/profiles/)
- World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html)
- BBC country profiles (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm)
- Tourist / travel information (www.lonelyplanet.com)