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      • Located on the island of Hispaniola
      • About 575 miles South-East of Miami, Florida
      • Caribbean Sea to the South
      • Atlantic Ocean to the North
      • Miami, Florida Santo Domingo = 843 miles (1357 km)
      • In the West Indies island group
      • Area of the island is 18,816mi^2
      • Representative Democracy
        • Executive Branch
        • Legislative Branch( 2 houses- senators and deputies)
        • Judicial Branch
      • Constitution created on November 28, 1966 AND amended in 1994 and 2002
      • President
        • Leonel Fernández Reyna
        • Elected for one term of 4 years (can’t be elected consecutive terms)
      • Senators
        • 4 year term
        • 30 seats
          • One for each of the 29 provinces in the D.R. and one for the National District (which can be compared to D.C.)
      • Deputies
        • 4 year term
        • Number of deputies elected depends on the population
        • Each meber represents about 50,000 people
        • Currently 145 members  so population = 7.2 million
      • Judicial Branch
        • System of Law is Civil Law (just like France)
    • MONEY
      • Peso
      • 1 Dominican Peso= .027526 U.S. dollars
      • Peso coins come in 1 and 5 pesos
      • Bills come in 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000
      • Dominican Pesos symbol is RD
      • 1 Dominican peso (RD$) = 100 centavos
        • (from go.hrw.com)
      • *Most tourist destinations prefer you pay in U.S. dollars
    • Natural Resources
      • Agricultural Resources
      • Sugarcane
      • Coffee
      • Cocoa
      • Tobacco
      • Rice
      • Beans
      • Potatoes
      • Corn
      • Bananas
      • Nickel
      • Bauxite
      • Gold
      • Silver
    • School
      • Failure is very common
      • Ages for attendance are similar to America, except a wider range of ages of students in a class
      • Basic Subjects: math, reading, writing, science
      • Half days of school, instead of full
        • First group= morning until afternoon
      • Second group= afternoon until dinner time
      • To go to high school students must first take a test to figure out their amount of knowledge (or lack there of)  after test you need to pay to get results to show schools
      • All children required to wear uniforms
      • After high school college is an option, but the money used on transportation there and back costs more than actual classes
        • Public colleges
        • Private colleges: VERY expensive which only allows the really wealthy to go there
      • If college isn’t an interest, you can go to medical school right after high school
      • Literacy Rate: 82.1% total, 82.0% male, 82.2% female (1995 est.)
      • (from go.hrw.com)
      • Families are typically very close and large
      • Men have children from many different women
      • Generations of families will live in a house together
      • Father is the one with the job and wife works in the house and handles the children…Except in poorer communities, wives will clean for wealthy families to help make money
      • Children do most of the jobs around the house
      • Children don’t move out until they are married
      • In poorer areas girls get married very young
      • Life Expectancy: 71.34 male, 75.64 female (2001 est.)
        • (from go.hrw.com)
      • Punta Cana
        • Eastern tip of island
        • Resorts, golf courses, and beaches
      • Higuey- Basilica of Our Lady (Basilica de Nuestra Senora)
        • Center for religious activity on the island
        • Amazing architecture
      • Bahia de La Jina
        • Bay on the north coast
        • Beautiful views and very scenic
      • Cano Honde Caves
        • Amazing caves
        • Very hard to get to/ into
      • Eastern National Park
        • One of the Caribbean’s largest marine parks
        • Remote beaches
        • Caves
        • Home to amazing wildlife: Dominican birds, fish, turtles, dolphins, coral reef
      • Diego Columbus’ House
        • Christopher Columbus’ son
      • Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Calon)
        • Monument and museum
        • Home of Columbus’ bones
    • History
      • 1492- Island explored by Columbus and named La Española
      • 1496- Santo Domingo was founded (now the oldest European settlement in the Western hemisphere)
      • 1822- Haitians conquer the island
      • 1844- Juan Pablo Duarte drove them out and Dominican Republic was deemed an independent state
      • *Duarte was later named the Dominican hero of independence
      • 1861- Dominicans returned to the Spanish empire
      • 1865- Dominican independence restored
      • 1916- United States helped Dominicans form a military government
      • 1930-1961- Rafaél Leonides Trujillo Molina established a dictatorship
      • 1962- Juan Bosch elected president; first time democratically in 4 decades
        • Elections have remained democratic since
    • Food
      • Lots of fresh fruits
      • Fish is widely consumed because the proximity to the sea(s)
      • Fried foods are very commonly seen (main method of cooking food)
      • Foods most eaten are beans and rice
      • Most food is cooked on stoves, but many families don’t have them so they cook over a fire
      • Traditional dish is “La Bandera”, (which mean the flag) contanes rice, beans, meat, vegetables, and fritos verdes
      • “ The Dominican Sancocho is a cooking imitative of the Spanish cocido (stew), and each region of the country has its special way of preparing it.” (www.w-d-r.com)
    • Leah Miller
      • Foundation For Peace
      • Santo Domingo
      • January 2- August 17
      • Teaches English and works with the poorest communities in the D.R.
      • Works in the Haitian tent cities and field hospitals since earthquake
      • Has to be careful when in public
      • Runs church services in the communities
      • (there are pictures on the glogster of her service on
      • Palm and Easter Sunday)
    • http://mariahk12.edu.glogster.com/dominican-republic/