The Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispaniola. To the east of Hispaniola is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west is the Caribbean Sea. The Dominican Republic is part of the Great Antilles archipelago. More » Geography Caribbean

The Hotel Riu Palace in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic offers 24-hour all-inclusive food and beverages, free Wi-Fi in every room, sports facilities and an entertainment program for adults and children. Other amenities in... More » Geography

The Dominican Republic gained its independence from Spain on February 28, 1844. Juan Pablo Duarte is credited for leading the group called La Trinitaria that revolted against Spanish rule. More » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism
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The two countries that share the island of Hispaniola are Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The name Hispaniola is derived from the Spanish "Isla Española," which means "Spanish island." The first colony Christopher Colu... More » Geography Caribbean

The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo has a population of nearly 1 million citizens as of 2014, comprising 10 percent of the total population of the Dominican Republic. More » Geography Caribbean

One of the most famous attractions in the Dominican Republic is El Limon, a waterfall located in a mountainous region just outside of Samana. The waterfall is 120 feet high, according to Ministerio de Turismo de Repúblic... More » Geography Caribbean

The national animal of the Dominican Republic is the Palm Chat. The small songbird is found in abundance on the island nation. More » Geography Caribbean