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The Dominican Republic is a mix of colors given by Spanish, French, Haitian, and African influences. The exciting and unique cultural experience and the comforts of sun, sea, and sand will captivate your senses.

The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean region and is the second largest island in the area with a territory of 48,442 Km2 (30,100.47 M2). Click here to read about its history.

This is a destination like no other. It’s beautiful landscape, variety of arts, entertainment options and exotic cuisine will make you feel like not wanting to go back home.

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General Information

The Capital of is Santo Domingo de Guzman, with a population of more than 2 million, intense nightlife and great historic riches.

As of July, 2005 The Population in the whole country was of 8,950,034.
It shares the island with Haiti on the west side.

Climate:
Tropical, with temperatures oscillating between 73 in the mornings and 90 in the afternoon and night. 

The Area
is 48,442 Km2 with a Coastline of over 1,000 miles.

The Dominican Peso is the Official Currency of the country.

The country declared its Independence from the dominion of Haiti on February 27th, 1844.

The Government
is a Representative Democracy.

The Official Language
is Spanish.

Palm ChatsThe Official Religion is Roman Catholic but free cult is respected and there are other like Protestant, Seventh Day Adventist, Baptist and Mormon.

The tourism experience and increase of 16% in 2006. That year 4.4 million guests chose it as their top vacation destination. For two years in a row, one million U.S. visitors spent their vacation here. That is why this Gorgeous island was named “Caribbean’s #1 Destination” in 2006 by the World Tourism Organization, title that was owned by Puerto Rico for the last forty years.

National Bird: Cigua Palmera. Based on studies, this bird it's only found in the area of the Island.

National Flower: Mahogany Flower




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