The Republic Of The Dominican Republic Essay

1186 WordsJan 27, 20165 Pages
The dominican Republic is known as the breadbasket of the Caribbean because it grows, farms, and catches almost everything that’s served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Dominican Republic was the first colony founded by Christopher Columbus. It used to go by “La Hispaniola” in colonial times. Also the flag of the Dominican Republic is the only national flag in the world to feature the image of a bible. My country is the Dominican Republic. I learned about the culture, food, religion, imports and exports, geography, sports, and family. All of it was very eye opening. Geography The geography is pretty much the same as most countries. The natural resources are nickel, gold, and silver. They have mountains with valleys, and rugged highlands. The highest elevation is three thousand one-hundred seventy-five meters. It is located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Dominican Republic is the second-highest island in the Caribbean, with a surface area of forty-eight thousand one-hundred ninety-eight square kilometers, which is slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire, USA. The biggest city is Santiago de los Caballeros, with five-hundred one-thousand eight-hundred people. There are now about 8.5 million permanent residents in the country. The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, which is the oldest city in the new world. It has a population of about 2.5 million people.The
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