images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic ( də-MIN-ik-ən; Spanish: República Dominicana, pronounced [reˈpuβlika ðominiˈkana] (listen)) is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area (after Cuba) at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of whom approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

Christopher Columbus landed on the island on December 5, 1492, which the native Taíno people had inhabited since the 7th century. The colony of Santo Domingo became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, the oldest continuously inhabited city, and the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. After more than three hundred years of Spanish rule the Dominican people declared independence in November 1821. The leader of the independence movement José Núñez de Cáceres, intended the Dominican nation to unite with the country of Gran Colombia, but no longer under Spain's custody the newly independent Dominicans were forcefully annexed by Haiti in February 1822. Independence came 22 years later after victory in the Dominican War of Independence in 1844. Over the next 72 years the Dominican Republic experienced mostly internal conflicts and a brief return to colonial status before permanently ousting Spanish rule during the Dominican War of Restoration of 1863–1865. A United States occupation lasted eight years between 1916 and 1924, and a subsequent calm and prosperous six-year period under Horacio Vásquez was followed by the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo until 1961. A civil war in 1965, the country's last, was ended by U.S. military occupation and was followed by the authoritarian rule of Joaquín Balaguer (1966–1978 and 1986–1996), the rules of Antonio Guzmán (1972–1978) and Salvador Jorge Blanco (1982–1986). Since 1996, the Dominican Republic has moved toward representative democracy and has been led by Leonel Fernández for most of the time since 1996. Danilo Medina, the Dominican Republic's current president, succeeded Fernandez in 2012, winning 51% of the electoral vote over his opponent ex-president Hipólito Mejía.

The Dominican Republic has the ninth-largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Over the two decades to 2012, the Dominican Republic has had one of the fastest-growing economies in the Americas – with an average real GDP growth rate of 5.4% between 1992 and 2014. GDP growth in 2014 and 2015 reached 7.3 and 7.0%, respectively, the highest in the Western Hemisphere. In the first half of 2016 the Dominican economy grew 7.4% continuing its trend of rapid economic growth. Recent growth has been driven by construction, manufacturing, tourism, and mining. The country is the site of the second largest gold mine in the world, the Pueblo Viejo mine. Private consumption has been strong, as a result of low inflation (under 1% on average in 2015), job creation, and a high level of remittances.

The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The year-round golf courses are major attractions. A geographically diverse nation, the Dominican Republic is home to both the Caribbean's tallest mountain peak, Pico Duarte, and the Caribbean's largest lake and point of lowest elevation, Lake Enriquillo. The island has an average temperature of 26 °C (78.8 °F) and great climatic and biological diversity. The country is also the site of the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress built in the Americas, located in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone, a World Heritage Site. Music and sport are of great importance in the Dominican culture, with Merengue and Bachata as the national dance and music, and baseball as the favorite sport.



Source: Dominican Republic
Tom and Jerry
Courtney Love
Johanna Konta
Coca-Cola
Bob Dylan
PlayStation 4
Clark Gable
Finding Dory
List of Modern Family episodes
Lizzy Caplan
Sean Astin
Manchester by the Sea (film)
Yahoo!
Leonardo da Vinci
Humphrey Bogart
Barry Seal
Yvonne Strahovski
Star Trek: Voyager
Homo sapiens
Álvaro Morata
Anne, Princess Royal
Emmy Rossum
Finn Jones
Donald Trump
Mike Myers
Good Will Hunting
Orange Is the New Black
Katherine Waterston
Zac Efron
Detroit (film)
List of Nintendo Switch games
Local-density approximation
Melania Trump
Dirk Nowitzki
Marfan syndrome
Wars of the Roses
Sia (musician)
Warren Beatty
Legion (TV series)
Eliza Dushku
Rafael Nadal
United States Virgin Islands
Vasyl Lomachenko
Marco Asensio
Rings (2017 film)
Zayn Malik
Pornographic film
Neymar
Bebe Rexha
Portugal
Metronidazole
Rogue One
HTTPS
Money laundering
My Hero Academia
24: Legacy
Super Bowl 50
Angelina Jolie
George Jung
ASCII
Meningitis
Jayne Mansfield
Juventus F.C.
Keith Richards
Berlin
Colombia
Ganges
Mitch McConnell
Mumbai
Andy Warhol
Tokyo Ghoul
GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast
Joel Edgerton
UEFA Europa League
The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)
Dermot Mulroney
Hilarie Burton
Smallpox
UFC 217
Dalai Lama
Stevie Nicks
List of Games with Gold games
2017 NFL Draft
Air pollution
Breitbart News
Alabama
Freddie Mercury
Pearl Jam
The Beguiled (2017 film)
Murder of Odin Lloyd
Wyatt Russell
Nokia
Guyana
Syria
Call Me by Your Name (film)
List of films based on DC Comics
World War I
Justine Musk
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Zaha Hadid
X-Men: Apocalypse
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Frank Zappa
Stranger Things
Lily Tomlin
Bill Gates
List of current champions in WWE
Tom Cruise
Bruce Willis
Robert Kardashian
Herbert Hoover
Southeast Asia
James Garner
Frankenstein
Roman numerals
The Ghazi Attack
United States Constitution
2017 ICC Champions Trophy
Henry VII of England
Ponzi scheme
Scoville scale
Your Name
The Star-Spangled Banner
Dennis Rodman
List of Black Mirror episodes
Benedict Arnold
Rebecca Ferguson
Christopher Plummer
Doctor Strange (2016 film)
Carl Sagan
Jeepers Creepers 3
Gareth Bale
Larry Bird
Amy Schumer
Tomi Lahren
Kellyanne Conway
Babe Ruth
Channel S
List of original programs distributed by Netflix
2015 NBA draft
Daniel Craig
Herpes simplex
Justin Bieber
Morse code
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Deion Sanders
House of Windsor
Jay-Z
Sofía Vergara
Hugh Grant
Fargo (season 3)
Duvvada Jagannadham
Jude Law
Willem Dafoe
Google
Wi-Fi
Marlon Brando
Steve Irwin
Christopher Lloyd
Human sexual activity
George R. R. Martin
2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting
HP LoadRunner
Pompeii
Jessica Jones
Baby Driver
Harvard University
Kal Penn
Lauren Bacall
Enrique Iglesias
Robert Mugabe
Robert Mueller
Rod Stewart
The Chainsmokers
Anne Frank
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
The Sixth Sense
Logan Paul
Luke Cage (TV series)
Tsunami
The Chronicles of Narnia
50 Cent
Transport Layer Security
Los Angeles Dodgers
Selena
Kevin Costner
Cattle
The Wolverine (film)
Cleopatra
Inauguration of Donald Trump
Julian Edelman
SpongeBob SquarePants
Terminator Genisys
XXX: Return of Xander Cage
Penny Dreadful (TV series)
Cheryl (entertainer)
Rocky Marciano
WannaCry ransomware attack
Los Angeles Lakers
Sebastián Marroquín
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development