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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 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.


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


National Geographic and Reise Know-How both offer detailed and informative travel maps of the Dominican Republic, and MapQuest.com offers a good online map of the country. OmniMap.com features a range of Dominican travel maps for sale online, including the National Geographic and Reise Know-How maps


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


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.


The official capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, situated in the southern central coastline of the country. The city is located at the latitude of 18 degrees 28 minutes north and longitude of 69 degrees 54 minutes west.


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 official currency of the Dominican Republic is the Dominican peso, the value of which fluctuates with the market. While some tourist-oriented businesses may accept U.S. dollars, grocery stores and regular retail establishments will only do business in Dominican pesos.


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.