Dominican Republic

                                              INTRODUCTION

The Dominican Republic is a small island that's around the Caribbean sea. The capital of the Republic is Santo Domingo and the main language is Spanish.  On this island the population is estimated to 10,478,756. The average age is 14-65

GEOGRAPHY

The Cordillera Centralle is the longest and highest mountain range starting all the way from Haiti. The Republic has one of the most fertile valleys in the world called the Cibau valley. The Cordillera Oriental is the smallest mountain ranges out of the three in the Dominican Republic.

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Republic and of course the major city. San Juan, and Puerta Plata are also one of the other major cities.

                                                               

CLIMATE

The Dominican Republic has an average of 50 inches of rainfall every year. The temperature ranges from 64-84 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. In the summer the temperature ranges from 75-95 degrees Fahrenheit

   

Culture

In the Republic baseball is the most important thing in their lives. More than half of the population is in the U.S. playing in the majors. Pretty much everything they do is play baseball and that's how their lives go. Their government is democracy with an elected president. people over 18 can vote, but armed forces or police force can not vote. In the Republic Catholicism is the main religion on the island. The food of the Republic is imported from Spain and those goods are meat products. They also have independence day, a carnival, and restoration day and those are their three main holidays that are celebrated.

Interesting Facts

There are many interesting facts on this island. Red stands for the blood spilled from the liberators. Blue stands for God's protection and liberty. The cross symbols the fight of the liberators. So the flag represents the Republic as a free, sovereign country. Some of the animals on the island is the west indie manatee, Hispaniola parakeet, and the rhinoceros iguana. The mode of transportation in the Republic is traveling by car or buses. There is hardly people flying out of the island but there is also 14 major ports including santo domingo and puerta plata. 

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