República Dominicana Research Paper

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República Dominicana

The beautiful island of Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. It is home to a variety of different landscapes, exotic beaches along its coastline, steep mountain ranges, edible plants, and fertile plains. Haiti occupies the western third part of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic is surrounded by the islands of Beata, Catalina, Saona, Alto Velo, and Catalinita in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 48,730 sq km, with a length of 386 km, extending from Cape Engaño to the Haitian border. It is approximately the size of the state New Hampshire.
This island was discovered by Christopher Columbus during his first voyage across …show more content…

There was no organized tourist industry to speak of until the 1967 and it received no more than 45,000 visitors per year. Some of the resort centers that tourists frequently visit are La Romana, Puerto Plata, Samaña, and the Playa Grande. Citizens of the United States and Canada are not required to carry a passport; they can purchase a tourist card upon entering the country. Unfortunately, other visitors are required to carry a valid passport or visa. Baseball is the national sport. Some other popular pastimes include the following baseball, boxing, tennis, golf. hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. The Juan Pablo Olympic Center is one of the best-equipped sports facilities in the Caribbean. Some famous baseball players are Robinson Canó from the Seattle Mariners, Pedro Martínez from the Boston Red Sox, and Ramón Martínez from the Boston Red …show more content…

Merengue was part of the Dominican musical genre since the mid-19th century under the auspices of dictator Rafael Trujillo. Merengue rose from a music that was considered low-brow to the music that dominated radio waves around this time. Bachata is a romantic guitar music. It was also music that played a large role in entertainment in cabarets(brothels) and it is only recently that the negative stigma attached to this word has been lessened. After the death of Rafael Trujillo in 1961, the music changed from romantic boleros to stories about jealousy, rivalry, fights, poverty, and

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