Dominican Republic is a Country that is full of beautiful beaches and is the heart of the Caribbean. The population of this country is over 10.4 million people. Although the country's official language is Spanish, you will find that hotel, tourist employees speak English, French, German, Etc. The Capital is Santa Domingo which is home of almost 2.5 million people. Haiti and San Juan are both nieghboring countries of Dominican Republic. The official currency of Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso.
3 Famous Landmarks:
1. National Palace: This is the house of the Dominican Republic government that is in the Capital city: Santo Domingo
2. Altos de Chavon Village: This small arts of town offers a wide range of electric shops
3. Parque Colon: One of Santo Domingo's main gathering places, this plaza has a bronze statue of Columbus at its center.
Popular Foods and Drinks:
Sanoccho: One of the most Famous dishes in D.R., made with 5 different meats, amazing selection of turners, vegetables and spices. Served as a hearty stew/soup with fresh avocados when they're in season
Cafe Cito: Dominican Republic has coffee that ranks as one of the best in the world. This coffee is literally smothered in sugar whether black coffee or with milk it is very sweet.
The majority of the Dominican Republic enjoys warm tropical weather all year round, with the average temperature being 25 degrees Celsius(77 degrees Fahrenheit).
Local Expressions used in the Dominican Republic:
Restaurant Phrase: "La cuenta, por favor" - The Bill Please
Hotel Phrase: "No hay toallas" - There are no Towels
Useful Statement: "Hable despacio por favor" - Please speak slowly
February 27th : National Independence Day
On this special day, the Dominicans celebrate the day they drove the Haitians out after occupying the country for 22 years. During this month, several events are held to commemorate the heroes who fought for their national independence. The Dominican Republic gained their independence on February 27th in 1844. After winning the war and ousting the Haitian force occupying their country they had to fight a series of Haitian incursions that severed to consolidate their independence. The Dominican Republic has been independent for 170 years long! This impacted the country because it gave the people their freedom to be their own country and it also started many celebrations during this month of independence.
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National Independence Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_War_of_Inde...
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