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The Dominican Republic Culture and History

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  1. The Dominican Republic Culture and History By: Denny Aquino

  2. The Dominican Republic • a nation that is the eastern two-thirds of island Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. Hispaniola’s western side is Haiti , making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries. • Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba with 48,442 square kilometers (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people.

  3. Map of the Dominican Republic

  4. Flag of the Dominican Republic • "God, Fatherland, Liberty“

  5. Capital – Santo Domingo Formerly Ciudad Trujillo Capital and major seaport of Dominican seaport Commercial and manufacturing center

  6. Capital – Santo Domingo, cont. Popular resort area Has close beaches and nice climate Population of 2,766,000 Largest city in Dominican Republic

  7. Dominican Republic Tourism Offers fine: Beaches Mountains Historical Sites Nice hotels

  8. Dominican Republic Food Rice Beans Pigeon peas (guandules) Plantains (similar to bananas with thicker skins) • Need to be cooked

  9. Meals • El desayuno (breakfast) • Boiled roots/plantains, which fill the stomach • El almuerzo (lunch) • Rice and beans are always eaten during lunch, the most considerable meal of the day. A siesta normally occurs afterward • Dinner • Consists of boiled roots, eggs, mashed potatoes, bread, spaghetti, and sometimes a plantain dish called mangu. Mangu Sancocho

  10. AGRICULTURE Traditional export crops are: 1)      Sugar 2)     Coffee 3)    Cocoa 4)    Tobacco Non-Traditional Export Crops are: 1)Pineapples 2)Citrus 3)Melons 4)Mangoes Agricultural areas are found in the East and Santiago.