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Patrick Kennedy Latino History in the U.S. May 1, 2007 Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispanola located in the Caribbean Sea. It takes up about two thirds of the island which it shares with Haiti. The Dominican Republic's total area is 48,734 square kilometers. The Dominican Republic has a tropical maritime climate. The temperatures are moderated though by the ocean currents and year-round trade winds. The Dominican Republic is known worldwide for its gorgeous beaches and for producing some of the best baseball players in the world. The average temperature is around seventy five degrees Fahrenheit, it hardly ever drops below sixty and it rarely ever rises above ninety. It isn't uncommon though to get frost in the higher elevations. The Dominican Republic's rainy season is between May and November, and the heaviest rainfall is located in the northeastern part of the island. Although agriculture is the most important resource in the Dominican Republic, it also has many mineral resources, with nickel being the leading export as well as bauxite, gold, and rock salt. The population of the Dominican Republic is around eight million. Close to forty percent of that population is under the age of 16. More and more Dominicans are migrating to the cities for a better chance at life. This has greatly effected the rural
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST history 90 taught by Professor Barbaradriscoll during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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