Posted by: Five Star Travel & Cruises | August 25, 2010

Dominican Republic – A Few Fun Facts

Culture and Politics:

Native Indian tribes of the Caribbean and South America were the first inhabitants of this island. Spanish settlers followed by Admiral Christopher Columbus after his landing on December 5, 1492.


The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of La Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti, and is the second largest country in the Caribbean. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean and on the south by the Caribbean Sea.


Approximately nine million people live in the Dominican Republic. Of these, one third lives in the capital city.


Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic although English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas and large cities.


The Dominican Republic is on Atlantic Standard Time all year long. Clocks are one hour ahead of those on the US eastern seaboard in the fall-winter but keep the same time in the spring-summer.

Please contact Five Star Travel for your vacation to the Dominican Republic or for all your travel plans.     636-978-5510

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