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Dominican Republic

Beautiful beaches

The Dominican Republic undoubtedly has many of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 1)

Brodering Haiti

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that shares a land border with Haiti to the west. 2)


Prior to the creation of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the island was collectively known as Hispaniola. 3)

Bible on national flag

The Dominican Republic is the only country in the world with an image of the Bible on its national flag. 4)

Democratic Republic

The Dominican Republic is the Democratic Republic with a multi-party system. 5)

Oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere

The Dominican Republic is the oldest European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. 6)

Official language

In the Dominican Republic, street signs and restaurant menus are written in Spanish, the country's official language. 7)

The Cathedral of Santa Maria La Menor

“The Cathedral of Santa Maria La Menor” in the Dominican Republic is considered the oldest cathedral in the Americas. Its origins date back to 1540. 8)


The main crops in the Dominican Republic are sugarcane and rice. 9)


In the southwestern part of the Dominican Republic is a town called Polo. Gravity can be overcome there with a magnetic pole (El Polo Magnetico). If you stop your car on flat ground, your car will slide. This is due to an optical illusion that has to do with the shape of the road and the landscape. 10)

Amber and Larimar

The Dominican Republic has two unique stones that cannot be found anywhere else in the world: Dominican amber and Larimar. The former was formed millions of years ago due to the warm climate and an extinct prehistoric leguminous tree, Hymenaea Protera. 11)

Pico Duarte

Pico Duarte is the highest point in the country. Sir Robert H. Schomburgk was the first climber to conquer the mountain in 1851. 12)

Golf fields

The Dominican Republic is also known worldwide for its golf courses along the breathtaking coastline. 13)


The Dominican Republic is also known for producing great rum. 14)

Oscar de la Renta

Dominican Oscar de la Renta is one of the most famous fashion designers of the 21st century. 15)

National symbols

The national tree is the mahogany tree. The national bird is the palm tree. 16)

dominican_republic.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/11 02:27 by aga