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.

Typical maps of the Dominican Republic include cities, rivers, latitude and longitude, physical characteristics, and roads. Other types of Dominican Republic maps are rail, stock exchange and political.

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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.

The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its capital city is Santo Domingo, which is also the largest city in the country.

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

The national flower of the Dominican Republic is the Bayahibe rose. The rose was officially declared the nation's flower on July 12, 2011.