Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

noun
a republic in the West Indies, occupying the E part of the island of Hispaniola. 19,129 sq. mi. (49,545 sq. km). Capital: Santo Domingo.
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Dominican Republic
 
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Former name (until 1844): Santo Domingo a republic in the Caribbean, occupying the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola: colonized by the Spanish after its discovery by Columbus in 1492; gained independence from Spain in 1821. It is generally mountainous, dominated by the Cordillera Central, which rises over 3000 m (10 000 ft), with fertile lowlands. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Santo Domingo. Pop: 8 873 000 (2004 est). Area: 48 441 sq km (18 703 sq miles)

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Republic in the West Indies, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti occupies the other third).

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