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  • 1. Dominican Republic
    By: Mariah Kelly
  • 2. Location
    • Located on the island of Hispaniola
    • 3. South-East of Florida
    • 4. Caribbean Sea to the South
    • 5. Atlantic Ocean to the North
    • 6. Miami, Florida Santo Domingo = 843 miles (1357 km)
    • Occupies 2/3 of Hispaniola Island
    • 7. 2nd largest country in Caribbean
    • 8. Very mountainous in the Mid-West
    • 9. Enriquillo Lake North-West of Barahona
    • 10. Home to Pico Duarte: the highest mountain in Caribbean (10,128 ft.)
    • 11. 5 mountain Ranges on the island
    • 12. South- Western part
    • 13. North (around Puerto Rico)
    • 14. North- East (Samana and El Seíbo)
    • 15. Very diverse areas:
    • 16. Semi- desert plains
    • 17. Valleys
    • 18. Tropical rainforests
    • 19. 27 different climate zones
    Geography
  • 20. Government
    • Representative Democracy
    • 21. Executive Branch
    • 22. Legislative Branch( 2 houses- senators and deputies)
    • 23. Judicial Branch
    • 24. Constitution created on November 28, 1966 AND amended in 1994 and 2002
    • 25. President
    • 26. Leonel Fernández Reyna
    • 27. Elected for one term of 4 years (can’t be elected consecutive terms)
    • 28. Senators
    • 29. 4 year term
    • 30. 30 seats
    • 31. One for each of the 29 provinces in the D.R. and one for the National District (which can be compared to D.C.)
    • 32. Deputies
    • 33. 4 year term
    • 34. Number of deputies elected depends on the population
    • 35. Each meber represents about 50,000 people
    • 36. Currently 145 members  so population = 7.2 million
    • 37. Judicial Branch
    • 38. System of Law is Civil Law (just like France)
  • MONEY
    • Peso
    • 39. 1 Dominican Peso= .027526 U.S. dollars
    • 40. Peso coins come in 1 and 5 pesos
    • 41. Bills come in 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000
    • 42. Dominican Pesos symbol is RD
    • 43. 1 Dominican peso (RD$) = 100 centavos
    (from go.hrw.com)
    *Most tourist destinations prefer you pay in U.S. dollars
  • 44. Natural Resources
    AgriculturalResources
  • School
    • Failure is very common
    • 57. Ages for attendance are similar to America, except a wider range of ages of students in a class
    • 58. Basic Subjects: math, reading, writing, science
    • 59. 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
    • 60. All children required to wear uniforms
    • 61. After high school college is an option, but the money used on transportation there and back costs more than actual classes
    • 62. Public colleges
    • 63. Private colleges: VERY expensive which only allows the really wealthy to go there
    • 64. If college isn’t an interest, you can go to medical school right after high school
    • 65. Literacy Rate: 82.1% total, 82.0% male, 82.2% female (1995 est.)
    (from go.hrw.com)
  • 66. Family
    • Families are typically very close and large
    • 67. Men have children from many different women
    • 68. Generations of families will live in a house together
    • 69. 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
    • 70. Children do most of the jobs around the house
    • 71. Children don’t move out until they are married
    • 72. In poorer areas girls get married very young
    • 73. Life Expectancy: 71.34 male, 75.64 female (2001 est.)
    (from go.hrw.com)
  • 74. Tourist Attractions
    • Punta Cana
    • 75. Eastern tip of island
    • 76. Resorts, golf courses, and beaches
    • 77. Higuey- Basilica of Our Lady (Basilica de Nuestra Senora)
    • 78. Center for religious activity on the island
    • 79. Amazing architecture
    • 80. Bahia de La Jina
    • 81. Bay on the north coast
    • 82. Beautiful views and very scenic
    • 83. Cano Honde Caves
    • 84. Amazing caves
    • 85. Very hard to get to/ into
    • 86. Eastern National Park
    • 87. One of the Caribbean’s largest marine parks
    • 88. Remote beaches
    • 89. Caves
    • 90. Home to amazing wildlife: Dominican birds, fish, turtles, dolphins, coral reef
    • 91. Diego Columbus’ House
    • 92. Christopher Columbus’ son
    • 93. Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Calon)
    • 94. Monument and museum
    • 95. Home of Columbus’ bones
  • History
    • 1492- Island explored by Columbus and named La Española
    • 96. 1496- Santo Domingo was founded (now the oldest European settlement in the Western hemisphere)
    • 97. 1822- Haitians conquer the island
    • 98. 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
    • 99. 1865- Dominican independence restored
    • 100. 1916- United States helped Dominicans form a military government
    • 101. 1930-1961- Rafaél Leonides Trujillo Molina established a dictatorship
    • 102. 1962- Juan Bosch elected president; first time democratically in 4 decades
    • 103. Elections have remained democratic since
  • Food
    • Lots of fresh fruits
    • 104. Fish is widely consumed because the proximity to the sea(s)
    • 105. Fried foods are very commonly seen (main method of cooking food)
    • 106. Foods most eaten are beans and rice
    • 107. Most food is cooked on stoves, but many families don’t have them so they cook over a fire
    • 108. Traditional dish is “La Bandera”, (which mean the flag) contanes rice, beans, meat, vegetables, and fritos verdes
    • 109. “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
    • 110. Santo Domingo
    • 111. January 2- August 17
    • 112. Teaches English and works with the poorest communities in the D.R.
    • 113. Works in the Haitian tent cities and field hospitals since earthquake
    • 114. Has to be careful when in public
    • 115. Runs church services in the communities
    (there are pictures on the glogster of her service on
    Palm and Easter Sunday)
  • 116. GLOGSTER
    http://mariahk12.edu.glogster.com/dominican-republic/