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The Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic

As we turned back time , it started when a tribe from South America known as Taino Arawak migrated long before Chritopher Columbus which is claiming the Island for Spain on 1942 . Columbus with his men quarreled with the tribe they defeated and enslaved the tribe . Because of maltreatment and diseases most of the Arawak died in the mid 1500 ‘s . But most of the Spanish inhabitants move to search gold in other countries so Spanish government ed all its colonists to [banner_entry_middle]

move close to Sto Domingo in to strengthen the town and provide trading base for Spanish merchants . Different kinds of people occupied parts of Western Neuritis like Dutch , French and British and Spaniards had difficulties extricate them . French landowners introduced a plantation system worked by imported African slave labor and there French colony of St . Dominique prospered while the rest of Hispaniola suffered from poverty and worst neglect by Spain . St . Dominique threw off French rule after a slave uprising and become independent republic of Haiti . Hispaniola won its independence in Spain and become Dominican Republic . Hispaniola is a mountainous island , with the most important chain which is the Cordillera Central extending across the Western section of Dominican Republic . The capital largest city and largest port was Santo Domingo Average annual temperature is 25 degree Celsius and 77 degree Fahrenheit and is ameliorated at the higher altitudes and by northeastern trade winds . Rainfall averages from 762mm along Haitian b in the southwest to 2 ,540mm in the northeast . The Dominican Republic is a land of fertile valleys and wooded mountains . It is a center for both tourism and agriculture . The republic ‘s capital , Santo Domingo de Guzman , lies in the southern coastal region . It is the country ‘s main port and the longest surviving European settlement in the Western Hemisphere The land to the west of Cordillera Central is mostly dry and semi desert . The Sierra de Neiba and the Sierra de Bahoruco are mountains in the west of the Republic , Lake Enriquillo , a saltwater lake 46 meters below sea level , is the lowest lake in the West Indies , and also has an island in the center called Isla Cabritos

The Cibao region which via an area of pine covered slopes lies north of the Cordillera Central . The eastern end of the Dominican Republic is less mountainous . Most of the nation ‘s sugar cane is grown in the east and along the southeastern coast

The Dominican population is the result of nearly four centuries of mixing European and African elements . Haitians are the largest minority group . The population is 95 Roman Catholic . The original Indian inhabitants were either absorbed or liminated within the first 100 years of Spanish conquest . The primary education is free and compulsory for children 7 to 14 years old . The country has 8 universities including the University of Santo Domingo in 1538 which is the America ‘s oldest Agriculture is the traditional mainstay of the… [banner_entry_footer]

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