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Dominican Republic- Santo Domingo

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The country is Dominican Republic. The capitol of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo were the population is 2.25 million people. This is one of their largest cities and was named for Spanish Saint Domingo de Guzmán, the founder of the Dominican Order. It has many tourism attractions and celebrations. Santo Domingo is the best city in the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican Republic Flag

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The flag of the Dominican Republic was designed by founding father Juan Pablo Duarte, and was adopted in 1844. It is centered with a white cross that extends to the edges and divides the flag into four rectangles. The color blue is for liberty, red for the blood of heroes, and white for salvation. A small coat of arms rests at the center of the flag.

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President

Danilo Medina Sánchez (born 10 November 1951) is the current President of the Dominican Republic, since August 16, 2012.

With broad political career, Medina is a member of the Dominican Liberation Party, the political party who run the government since 2004. He won the May 2012 dominican presidential election, defeating Hipolito Mejía with 51% of the votes.

Medina was born in Arroyo Cano, San Juan Province, in the southwest of the Dominican Republic. He is the oldest of eight brothers born of Juan Pablo Medina and Amelia Sánchez. Since he was 18 years old he was a student leader, founding the San Juan de la Maguana branch of the Frente Revolucionario Estudiantil Nacionalista at the UASD. When Professor Juan Bosch founded the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana in 1973, Medina joined him. He studied economics at Instituto Tecnológico Santo Domingo (INTEC), and graduated magna cum laude in 1984. He has been a member of the Central Committee of the PLD since 1983. In 1986 election he was elected a deputy in Congress. In 1987, he married psychologist Cándida Montilla and has three daughters, Sibeli, Vanessa and Ana Paula.

Danilo Medina is the president of the Dominican Republic. He was born on November 10,1951. He is a member of the Dominican Liberation Party, which has run the the government since 2004. He won on May 21, 2012 with 51.24% of the vote. He has been in office since August 16, 2012.

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Literacy Rate

The literacy rate in the Dominican Republic is 89%. This ranks 103 out of the 194 countries. This is okn for a spanish speaking country. This could be improved but money in these countries is hard to come by. The literacy rate has slowly been improving over the last few years.

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Religion

68.1% of the population of the Dominican Republic is Roman Catholic. Around 11% of the population has some other type of religion. 20.4% is not affiliated with a religion. Their religous freedoms are protected by law. Most people from the Dominican Republic consider themselves Christians

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Crop/Agriculture

Rice and other starches are some of the biggest crops in the Dominican Republic. Wheat also became a very important crop during the 1980's. They also grow fruits, vegetables, and spices in the Dominican Republic. Plantains are very important crops because they eat lots of them due to the low cost of them. Beans is also were they get lots of their protein.

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The beaches interest me because i have never been to the beach and i think those beaches are amazing. The resorts look expensive and peaceful so that would be nice to just go on vacation for a while. The food looks interesting, so I would love to try some new foods. The people also look interesting with their culture and beliefs. The Dominican Republic just seems amazing and I would love to visit it someday.

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Population and Racial Demographics

The population of the Dominican Republic is 10,088,598. 73% of the popuulation is mixed in the Dominican Republic. Another 16% of the population is white in race. 11% is also black in the Dominican Republic. The population is also growing at a very steady rate in the Dominican Republic

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Famous People in the Dominican Republic

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Alex Rodriguez is from the Dominican Republic and he is famous for playing pro baseball with the yankees. Rafeal leonidas is a famous dictactor. Santiago Rodriguez is a known drug kingpin in the U.S.. Oscar de la Renta is a famous fashion designer. They are also many other pro players from the Dominican Republic.

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Timeline

One important event is in 1492 when the island was discovered. In 1998 hurricane George hit causing widespread damage. In 1965 30,000 U.S. troops invaded the Dominican Republic. In 2008 president Leonel Fernandez was re-elected. The website has tons of events that has happened.

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Dominican Republic Map

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The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean, in the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. To be even more specific it is between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti. The geographic coordinates are 19 00 N, 70 40 W for the Dominican Republic. The land boundaries total is 360 km for the Dominican Republic. The coastline is 1,288 km.

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Area

The total area of the Dominican Republic is 48,670 sq km. Of this 48,320 sq km is land in the Dominican Republic. 360 sq km is also water in the Dominican Republic. The area is nearly twice the size of New Hampshire. The terrain is rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed.

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Currency and Exchange Rate

The Dominican Republic currency is the Dominican Peso. The symbol for the Dominican Peso is RD$. One U.S. dollar is about 50 Dominican Pesos. The currency code for pesos is DOP in Dominican Republic. The Dominican Peso can only be used in the Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Government

The Dominican Republic has a democratic government. Their government is sort of like ours, they have three branches of government and the president is also elected democratically. Their constitution was ratified in 1994 and some changes were made by the president in 2000-2004. Their congress is also split between the senate and the chamber of deputies. The judicial branch has a national judical council.

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Food

One typical food is mahi mahi which is made from natural ingredients from local waters. Sancocho is another dish that is traditional. Kipes are also eaten in the Dominican Republic. Flan and tostones are also popular. Then they is mangu which is about as Dominican as it gets.

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Important Industries

Agriculture is very important because it is how they feed themselves and make money selling to other countries. Tourism is also popular because of how beautiful the Dominican Republic is and provides lots to their economy. The U.S. also has many companies there. The most important of these is agriculture. Agriculture is how most people make their money and provide fro their families

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Santo Domingo Weather Forecast and Conditions - weather.com

The weather is usually pretty warm in the Dominican Republic. It is also very rainy most of the time. There is mild wind and ok humidity. If it isn't raining it is usually partly cloudy. Overall the weather there is amazing for the most part.

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Tourist Attractions

The beaches in the Dominican Republic are very famous attractions. The many old buildings and the way of life is also very famous making it an attraction. Santo Domingo is also very popular due to its size and the many great things the city has to offer. You can visit many old musuems and things while there to. The Dominican Republic has something for everyone.

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Christmas in the Dominican Republic

Christmas is very important to them as it is to us. This video shows though how hard their life is and how they can't afford to really celebrate. We should give them the right to celebrate by giving like the men in the video did. They also have celebrations to celebrate the patron saint. They also celebrate new years

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