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This is Santo Domingo the capital and largest city in Dominican Republic.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

This is Dominican Republic it is "neighbors" with Haiti.

Did you know Dominican Republic is part of the United States?

In Dominican Republic there are many celebrations like this one in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

By: Jena Sturgill

Dominican Republic's style of government is Democratic Republic, they chose President Medina, at an election in May 2016 and is still in office, just like the U.S a president is in office for 4 years. The people that elect presidents are the countries people, and the Judicial cabinet containing 13 members, they do this at an election where they vote for a president on a 2 round vote.

This is the flag of Dominican Republic it consists of blue, white, and red.

Basic Information

Dominican Republic has 10.65 million people altogether, with an area of 18,704 mi². Dominican Republic's capital/ largest city is Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic's coordinates are, 19 N (latitude) and 70 W (longitude).

This is president Medina.

Pico Duarte is a mountain in San Juan, Dominican Republic, it is the highest mountain in the caribbean reaching at it's highest peak, 10,164 ft. 

Landforms

Cueva de las Maravillas known as Cave as Wonders is a national park in Dominican Republic. The Cave of Wonders has an area of 1.737 mi. squared and about 3 kilometers from La Romana.

Pico Duarte was even once an active volcano!

The Cave of Wonder was discovered in 1926!

Loma Alto de la Bandera, a mountain also referred as High Hill of the Flag. Loma Alto de la Bandera, the second highest mountain in the caribbean of an elevation of 9,324. Loma Alto de la Bandera is located in a national park- Valle Nuevo (New Valley) National Park.

Valle Nuevo is located in La Vega, Dominican Republic.

Climate in Dominican Republic:

 Lowlands and highlands are very different in temperature, Precipitation, wind, and humidity. Lowlands in Dominican Republic are hot all year long continuously being in the 77 degrees F to 88 degrees F. In Dominican Republic's lowlands it usually has high humidity and low wind, rainfall occurs mostly from April to October. Highlands, such as Pico Duarte are considered tropical wet lands because of heavy rain. The average temperature is in the 40 degrees F.

This is a climate separation of Dominican Republic.

Usual temperature: 77 degrees F - 88 degrees F.

Did you know Amber museum in spanish means Museo Del Ámbar?

Engombe Sugar Mill:

Engombe Sugar Mill is an example of ruins, it was a horse powered sugar mill in 1535. 

Amber Museum: 

Amber is considered a gem, it is formed when tree sap hardens and animals, materials, and objects harden with it.

Did you know ruins means the remaining pieces of a building/ structure?

Man Made Features in Dominican Republic:

National Palace - Palacio Nacional:

Built in 1944, used for important government meetings and high ranked government workers.

Located in Santo Domingo- capital/ largest city, Dominican Republic.

Larimar:

A rare stone found only in Dominican Republic, ranges from a beautiful dark blue to a light blue.

Coal:

A blackish rock that produces energy in your country/ area. Coal is a non-renewable resource this means your can not reuse it, this is a very important issue because each couple of years coal mining is increasing majorly! 

In the 1900's Dominican Republic barely produced any coal, now it is dramatically changing.

Did you know Larimar is also referred as Stefilia's stone?

Natural objects found in Dominican Republic:

Bauxite:

World's main source of aluminum, as an aluminum ore.

An ore is a rock that can be reproduced as a very important mineral/ metals.

Averaging prices in hotels vary from $250- $350 per person, per day, all inclusive!

Tourism:

Many people vacation here, the county accommodates vacationers with delicious foods, entertainment, and of course, sunny weather with beautiful beaches.

Industry:

Textile:

Yarn/ fabric used as blankets/ clothing/ etc.

Cement:

A material/ substance that hardens to create roads, buildings, etc.

Did you know Dominican Republic's cost of cement is 40% lower than the average american cement?

Did you know Dominican Republic's apparel economy is going down since 2005?

Cocoa bean:

The cocoa bean comes from a tall tropical tree that can reach up to 12 meters! Did you know Cocoa is considered a superfood?

Sugarcane:

Was introduced by spanish settlers in the 16th century. Sugar production was even used as labor when slavery was still "popular".

Cocoa beans in spanish are called grano de cacao.

In Dominican Republic spanish citizens pronounce sugarcane as Caña de azúcar.

Agriculture:

Coffee:

Coffee was introduced to Dominican Republic in 1715. Coffee is even Dominican Republic's national non- alcoholic drink!

Coffee in pronounced in spanish as café.

La Bandera- The Flag

Food:

National dish- La Bandera (The flag) made up of rice, beans, meat and salad.

Puerto Plata's annual celebration.

Culture in Dominican Republic:

Language: 

Spanish/ english

Religion:

Mostly catholicism- catholic celebrations:

January 6: Epiphany- christian celebration


January 26: Juan Pablo Duarte day- birthday of one of the founding fathers of Dominican Republic. 

Juan Pablo