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 »

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. More » Geography Maps & Cartography

National Geographic and Reise Know-How both offer detailed and informative travel maps of the Dominican Republic, and offers a good online map of the country. features a range of Dominican travel... More » Geography Caribbean

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

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 »

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

The two Sandals resorts in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and the Sandals resort in St. Johns, Antigua, are the closest to the Dominican Republic, in terms of straight-line distance. Other Sandals resorts in Jamaica are further wes... More » Geography