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Beyond its charms, the Dominican Republic also has a wealth of history and culture, as in 1492, site of the first settlement of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. As a result, the first cathedral and university of the New World are located in Santo Domingo capital city.
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Location / Geography
The Dominican Republic is located in the heart of the Caribbean, bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Caribbean Sea. It is the second largest Caribbean with an area of 48,198 square kilometers island.
Dominican Republic's population is over 8.5 million people
Local time is Caribbean Eastern Time (GMT -0400). In the winter, it's a time like the Eastern United States.
The Dominican Republic's is capital Santo Domingo, with a population of nearly 2.5 million. Santo Domingo is the oldest city in the New World.
The Dominican Republic's political structure is based on the principles of democracy. Every four years the country elects its president, vice president and legislators.
Spanish is the official language of Dominican Republic. However, for the vast majority of employees in hotels and tourist destinations speak fairly good English as well as French, German and Italian will be surprised.
The Dominican Peso (RD $) is the official currency of Dominican Republic. You can get the exchange rate at the following website: www.xe.com/ucc. Major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted in many places of the country. ATMs are located in almost all cities in Dominican Republic, as well as most resorts (only RD $ is available through ATMs).
The Dominican Republic enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. Depending on the location, a typical day could have full sun or a combination of sun / clouds. The annual average temperature is 25 ° to 31 ° C (78 ° to 88 ° F). The coldest season is between November and April, and the warmest is between May and October.