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1 Dominican Republic

2 -Christopher Columbus reached the island of Hispaniola on his first voyage, in December On Columbus second voyage in 1493 the colony and Santo Domingo became the new capital

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4 Capital Santo Domingo The oldest city in latin america

5 Santo Domingo Santiago La Romana San Pedro de Macoris San Francisco de Macoris San Cristobal Puerto Plata

6 Major Cities

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8 Columbus Statue

9 First Cathedral in America

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11 Population 10,088,598 (July 2011 est.) Ethnic groups mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11% Religions Roman Catholic 95%, other 5% Languages Spanish (official)

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13 Musica

14 Merengue The music is often performed by three- person, roaming bands called perico ripiao using three instruments el melodeon La guira La tambora

15 Popular Artist

16 Juan Luis Guerra

17 Romero Santos

18 Alfonso Soriano (Baseball Player)

19 Juan Luis Guerra https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QsNFq4zAYsU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8ofbtxIL8 Merengue songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QsNFq4zAYsUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8ofbtxIL8

20 1 This site contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources.


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