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Dominican Republic Researched via: http://wikipedia.org. Student Name : Ababacar Sonko Date: 4/11/11. Where is Dominican Republic located?. The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles, Hispaniola.

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Dominican republic researched via http wikipedia org

Dominican RepublicResearched via: http://wikipedia.org

Student Name: Ababacar Sonko

Date: 4/11/11


Where is dominican republic located

Where is Dominican Republic located?

  • The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles, Hispaniola.

  • It shares the island roughly at a 2:1 ratio with Haiti.

  • The country's area is reported variously as 48,442 km² (by the embassy in the United States) and 48,730 km² (by the U.S. CIA), making it the second largest country in the Antilles, after Cuba.

  • The country's capital and greatest metropolitan area, Santo Domingo, is located on the southern coast.

  • The country lies between latitudes 17° and 20°N, and longitudes 68° and 72°W.


Flag motto anthem

Flag, Motto, Anthem:

  • Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad"  (Spanish)("God, Fatherland, Liberty")

  • Anthem: Himno Nacional


Sports

Sports:

  • Baseball is by far the most popular sport in the Dominican Republic. The country has a baseball league of six teams.

  • Its season usually begins in October and ends in January. After the United States, the Dominican Republic has the second-highest number of Major League Baseball (MLB) players. Ozzie Virgil, Sr. became the first Dominican-born player in the MLB on September 23, 1956. A few of the others born in the Dominican Republic are: Julian Javier, Pedro Martinez, 

  • Manny Ramirez, Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Ubaldo Jiménez, Juan Marichal (a Baseball Hall of Fame member), and Sammy Sosa. 

  • Felipe Alouhas also enjoyed success as a manager,and Omar Minaya as a general manager.


History

History:

  • The Arawakan-speaking Taínos moved into Hispaniola, displacing earlier inhabitants, c. AD 650. They engaged in farming and fishing, and hunting and gathering.

  • The fierce Caribs drove the Taínos to the northeastern Caribbean during much of the 15th century.

  • The estimates of Hispaniola's population in 1492 vary widely, including one hundred thousand, three hundred thousand, and four hundred thousand to two million.

  • Determining precisely how many people lived on the island in pre-Columbian times is next to impossible, as no accurate records exist.

  • By 1492 the island was divided into five Taíno chiefdoms.


Famous people role models

Famous People / Role Models:

  • Juan Luis Guerra (born June 7, 1957) is a Dominican singer, songwriter, and self-producer who has sold over 30 million records, and won numerous awards including 15 Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards.

  • He recently won 3 Latin Grammy Awards in 2010, including Album of the Year.


What do you or your peers like the most about dominican republic

What do you or your peers like the most about Dominican Republic ?

In 1861, after imprisoning, silencing, exiling, and executing many of his opponents and due to political and economic reasons, Santana signed a pact with the Spanish Crown and reverted the Dominican nation to colonial status, the only Latin American country to do so.

His ostensible aim was to protect the nation from another Haitian annexation. But opponents launched the War of the Restoration in 1863, led by Santiago Rodríguez, Benito Monción, and Gregorio Luperón, among others. Haiti, fearful of the re-establishment of Spain as colonial power on its border, gave refuge and supplies to the revolutionaries.

The United States, then fighting its own Civil War, vigorously protested the Spanish action. After two years of fighting, Spain abandoned the island in 1865.


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