Dominican Republic

By Caline Temsah

History

Dominican Republic is a Latin American country who gained it's independence from Spain on the 27th of February 1844. Dominican Republic is now a democratic country who still carries on the Spanish language.

Economic information

Dominican Republic's currency is "Peso".

It's economic system is capitalism.

Most visited plases

Dominican Republic's flag

History of the flag

a centered white cross that extends to the edges divides the flag into four rectangles - the top ones are blue and red, and the bottom ones are red and blue; a small coat of arms featuring a shield supported by a laurel branch and a palm branch is at the center of the cross; above the shield a blue ribbon displays the motto, DIOS, PATRIA, LIBERTAD (God, Fatherland, Liberty), and below the shield, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA appears on a red ribbon; in the shield a bible is opened to a verse that reads "Y la verdad nos hara libre" (And the truth shall set you free); blue stands for liberty, white for salvation, and red for the blood of heroes

Location


Location:

Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti


Geographic Coordinates:

19 00 N, 70 40 W

The Features of Dominican Republic

Physical Features:

Mountain ranges, plateaux, rivers, and plains

Major cities

Fact

Dominican Republic has a population of 10.4 million people!