DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

By: Madison Lammons

CAPITAL:

The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo.,
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GEOGRAPHY:

Pico Duarte is the tallest mountain in the Caribbean islands with more than 10,000 feet! Lake Enriquillo is the largest lake and the Dominican Republic has a coastline of about 800 miles!

LOCATION:

The Dominican Republic is an island next to another country called Haiti.
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MAJOR CITIES:

Some Major Cities are: Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Puerto Plaza, La Romana and Sousa.
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HISTORICAL SITES AND LANDMARKS:

The Dominican Republic has a rich history and many buildings that date back to the 1500's! some of these historical sites are: Alcazar De Colon, which is the oldest Viceregal residence in America, Mueso De Las Casas Reales, which is a cultural monument, Ruinas Del Hospital San Nicolas De Bari, which was one of the first hospitals, and El Faro A Colon, which is an old lighthouse.
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ECONOMY:

The currency the Dominican Republic uses is called the Dominican Peso. 1 peso = .022$ is U.S money.

LANGUAGE:

The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish. other languages spoken here are English and Haitan.

FOOD:

For breakfast: plantain, eggs, cheese, and coffee.

For lunch: rice, beans, meat, and vegetables.

For dinner: fried eggs, cheese, salami, meat, and bread.

3 IMPORTANT PEOPLE:

3 Important people are: Oscar De La Renta. he was a famous designer who was born is 1932. Nicholas De Ovando. He was a conquistador. And Diego Colombus. He was the son of Christopher Colombus.

MUSIC:

Merengue, Bachata, guira, marimba, tambara, and maracas.
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SEASONS/CLIMATE:

Rain: May- November Dry: November- April

SPORTS:

Baseball, golf , boxing, basketball, swimming and volleyball.

RELIGION:

Roman Catholic 95% Other 5%

HISTORY:

Indigenous group: Tainos.

Spain's Colonization: 1492.

How the Tainos got almost wiped out: U.S occupation 1916-1924.

INDEGIOUNOUS GROUP:

The Tainos are still alive but there are not very many left.

NATURAL RESOURCES:

Nickel, bauxite, gold and silver.

EXPORTS:

Gold, tobacco, bananas, medical instruments, petroleum cars, gas, pure cotton yarn and corn

GOVERNMENT:

Democratic Republic.

TOURIST PLACES:

1. Punta Cana. it has clear beaches, nice resorts and tons of fun activates.

2. Santo Domingo. it has clear water beaches lots of outdoor activities and historical buildings.

3. Puerto Plaza. it has clear beach water, nightlife and lots of sports

4. Sousa. it has clear water beaches, sports, wildlife and outdoor activates

5. Samana. it has wildlife, clear water beaches, outdoor activates and sports.