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Dominican Republic<br />By: Mariah Kelly<br />
Location<br /><ul><li>Located on the island of Hispaniola
South-East of Florida
Caribbean Sea to the South
Atlantic Ocean to the North
Miami, Florida          Santo Domingo = 843 miles (1357 km)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Occupies 2/3 of Hispaniola Island
2nd largest country in Caribbean
Very mountainous in the Mid-West
Enriquillo Lake North-West of Barahona
Home to Pico Duarte: the highest mountain in Caribbean (10,128 ft.)
5 mountain Ranges on the island
South- Western part
North (around Puerto Rico)
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  1. 1. Dominican Republic<br />By: Mariah Kelly<br />
  2. 2. Location<br /><ul><li>Located on the island of Hispaniola
  3. 3. South-East of Florida
  4. 4. Caribbean Sea to the South
  5. 5. Atlantic Ocean to the North
  6. 6. Miami, Florida Santo Domingo = 843 miles (1357 km)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Occupies 2/3 of Hispaniola Island
  7. 7. 2nd largest country in Caribbean
  8. 8. Very mountainous in the Mid-West
  9. 9. Enriquillo Lake North-West of Barahona
  10. 10. Home to Pico Duarte: the highest mountain in Caribbean (10,128 ft.)
  11. 11. 5 mountain Ranges on the island
  12. 12. South- Western part
  13. 13. North (around Puerto Rico)
  14. 14. North- East (Samana and El Seíbo)
  15. 15. Very diverse areas:
  16. 16. Semi- desert plains
  17. 17. Valleys
  18. 18. Tropical rainforests
  19. 19. 27 different climate zones</li></ul>Geography<br />
  20. 20. Government<br /><ul><li>Representative Democracy
  21. 21. Executive Branch
  22. 22. Legislative Branch( 2 houses- senators and deputies)
  23. 23. Judicial Branch
  24. 24. Constitution created on November 28, 1966 AND amended in 1994 and 2002
  25. 25. President
  26. 26. Leonel Fernández Reyna
  27. 27. Elected for one term of 4 years (can’t be elected consecutive terms)
  28. 28. Senators
  29. 29. 4 year term
  30. 30. 30 seats
  31. 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. 32. Deputies
  33. 33. 4 year term
  34. 34. Number of deputies elected depends on the population
  35. 35. Each meber represents about 50,000 people
  36. 36. Currently 145 members  so population = 7.2 million
  37. 37. Judicial Branch
  38. 38. System of Law is Civil Law (just like France)</li></li></ul><li>MONEY<br /><ul><li>Peso
  39. 39. 1 Dominican Peso= .027526 U.S. dollars
  40. 40. Peso coins come in 1 and 5 pesos
  41. 41. Bills come in 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000
  42. 42. Dominican Pesos symbol is RD
  43. 43. 1 Dominican peso (RD$) = 100 centavos</li></ul>(from go.hrw.com)<br />*Most tourist destinations prefer you pay in U.S. dollars<br />
  44. 44. Natural Resources<br />AgriculturalResources<br /><ul><li>Sugarcane
  45. 45. Coffee
  46. 46. Cocoa
  47. 47. Tobacco
  48. 48. Rice
  49. 49. Beans
  50. 50. Potatoes
  51. 51. Corn
  52. 52. Bananas
  53. 53. Nickel
  54. 54. Bauxite
  55. 55. Gold
  56. 56. Silver</li></li></ul><li>School<br /><ul><li>Failure is very common
  57. 57. Ages for attendance are similar to America, except a wider range of ages of students in a class
  58. 58. Basic Subjects: math, reading, writing, science
  59. 59. Half days of school, instead of full</li></ul> First group= morning until afternoon<br /> Second group= afternoon until dinner time<br /><ul><li>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. 60. All children required to wear uniforms
  61. 61. After high school college is an option, but the money used on transportation there and back costs more than actual classes
  62. 62. Public colleges
  63. 63. Private colleges: VERY expensive which only allows the really wealthy to go there
  64. 64. If college isn’t an interest, you can go to medical school right after high school
  65. 65. Literacy Rate: 82.1% total, 82.0% male, 82.2% female (1995 est.)</li></ul> (from go.hrw.com)<br />
  66. 66. Family<br /><ul><li>Families are typically very close and large
  67. 67. Men have children from many different women
  68. 68. Generations of families will live in a house together
  69. 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. 70. Children do most of the jobs around the house
  71. 71. Children don’t move out until they are married
  72. 72. In poorer areas girls get married very young
  73. 73. Life Expectancy: 71.34 male, 75.64 female (2001 est.)</li></ul>(from go.hrw.com)<br />
  74. 74. Tourist Attractions<br /><ul><li>Punta Cana
  75. 75. Eastern tip of island
  76. 76. Resorts, golf courses, and beaches
  77. 77. Higuey- Basilica of Our Lady (Basilica de Nuestra Senora)
  78. 78. Center for religious activity on the island
  79. 79. Amazing architecture
  80. 80. Bahia de La Jina
  81. 81. Bay on the north coast
  82. 82. Beautiful views and very scenic
  83. 83. Cano Honde Caves
  84. 84. Amazing caves
  85. 85. Very hard to get to/ into
  86. 86. Eastern National Park
  87. 87. One of the Caribbean’s largest marine parks
  88. 88. Remote beaches
  89. 89. Caves
  90. 90. Home to amazing wildlife: Dominican birds, fish, turtles, dolphins, coral reef
  91. 91. Diego Columbus’ House
  92. 92. Christopher Columbus’ son
  93. 93. Columbus Lighthouse (Faro a Calon)
  94. 94. Monument and museum
  95. 95. Home of Columbus’ bones</li></li></ul><li>History<br /><ul><li>1492- Island explored by Columbus and named La Española
  96. 96. 1496- Santo Domingo was founded (now the oldest European settlement in the Western hemisphere)
  97. 97. 1822- Haitians conquer the island
  98. 98. 1844- Juan Pablo Duarte drove them out and Dominican Republic was deemed an independent state</li></ul> *Duarte was later named the Dominican hero of independence<br /><ul><li>1861- Dominicans returned to the Spanish empire
  99. 99. 1865- Dominican independence restored
  100. 100. 1916- United States helped Dominicans form a military government
  101. 101. 1930-1961- Rafaél Leonides Trujillo Molina established a dictatorship
  102. 102. 1962- Juan Bosch elected president; first time democratically in 4 decades
  103. 103. Elections have remained democratic since</li></li></ul><li>Food<br /><ul><li>Lots of fresh fruits
  104. 104. Fish is widely consumed because the proximity to the sea(s)
  105. 105. Fried foods are very commonly seen (main method of cooking food)
  106. 106. Foods most eaten are beans and rice
  107. 107. Most food is cooked on stoves, but many families don’t have them so they cook over a fire
  108. 108. Traditional dish is “La Bandera”, (which mean the flag) contanes rice, beans, meat, vegetables, and fritos verdes
  109. 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)</li></li></ul><li>Leah Miller<br /><ul><li>Foundation For Peace
  110. 110. Santo Domingo
  111. 111. January 2- August 17
  112. 112. Teaches English and works with the poorest communities in the D.R.
  113. 113. Works in the Haitian tent cities and field hospitals since earthquake
  114. 114. Has to be careful when in public
  115. 115. Runs church services in the communities</li></ul>(there are pictures on the glogster of her service on <br />Palm and Easter Sunday)<br />
  116. 116. GLOGSTER<br />http://mariahk12.edu.glogster.com/dominican-republic/<br />
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