Dominican Republic facts
    Dominican Republic facts
    Name: Dominican Republic
    Capital: Santo Domingo
    Largest city: Santo Domingo
    Population: 10 million
    Currency: Peso (DOP)
    Official language: Spanish
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Fun Dominican Republic facts
For most of its history, up until independence, Dominican Republic was known as Santo Domingo — the name of its present capital and patron saint, Saint Dominic.



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    The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island of Hispaniola. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti.
    Interesting Dominican Republic facts
    Santo Domingo, founded by Bartholomew Columbus in 1496, is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. Santo Domingo is the site of the first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World.
    Interesting Dominican Republic facts
    National flag of Dominican Republic is the only national flag with a bible in it
    Interesting Dominican Republic facts
    The Amber Museum in Puerto Plata houses the famous amber stone with a prehistoric mosquito preserved inside, which can be seen in the box office hit, “Jurassic Park.” Amber is a fossil tree resin found in only a few places in the world.
    Interesting Dominican Republic facts
    The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo is dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation. It is the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
    Interesting Dominican Republic facts
    The right to vote in the Dominican Republic is not granted to the members of the armed forces and the national police.
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    In the national anthem of the Dominican Republic (Himno Nacional) the term "Dominican" never appears. The author of its lyrics, Emilio Prud'Homme, consistently uses the poetic term Quisqueyanos, that is, "Quisqueyans." The word "Quisqueya" derives from a native tongue of the Taino Indians and means, "Mother of all Lands."