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Dominican Republic

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Estefania Lopez

on 20 May 2013

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What are the 5 Themes of Geography of Dominican Republic ? By ; Estefania Location Place Place Religion Human-Environment Interaction Political Human Development Index Relative Location :
Located in Central America, above the Caribbean Sea and West of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of Dominican Republic most known physical features are :
It's longest river - Yaque del Norte River
Largest lake - Lake Enriquillo The Dominican Republic is a representative democracy or democratic republic. With three branches of power : executive, legislative, and judicial . The President of the Dominican Republic heads the executive branch and executes laws passed by the Congress, appoints the Cabinet, and is commander in chief of the armed forces. The president and vice-president run for office on the same ticket and are elected by direct vote for 4-year terms. The Dominican Republic is 68.9% Roman Catholic, 18.2% Evangelical, 10.6% with no religion, and 2.3% other. However, other sources place the irreligious ratio at 7% and nearly 10%.[88] Recent immigration, as well as proselytizing, has brought other religions, with the following shares of the population: Spiritist: 2.2%,[89] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1.1%,[90] Buddhist: 0.10%, Bahá'í: 0.1%,[89] Islam: 0.02%, Judaism: 0.01%, Chinese Folk Religion: 0.1%.[89] The nation has two patroness saints: Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia (Our Lady Of High Grace) and Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (Our Lady Of Mercy). This entry lists a country's mineral, petroleum, hydro power, and other resources of commercial importance. Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary jobs can be found. Absolute Location :
Capital : Santo Domingo 19°00 N 70°40 W / 19° N 70.667° W The country has a tropical maritime nation. The annual mean temperature is 25° C (77°F)
The rain season for the northern coast is from November to January for the rest of the country is from May to November with an average of 1,346 mm (53.0 in) annual rainfall. The Dominican Republic is occasionally damaged by tropical storms and hurricanes, which originate in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern Caribbean from June until November (mainly from August to October) each year. Its population is 9,378,818 with 4.7 million are woman and 4.6 are men. Most people live in Greater Santo Domingo. The population of the Dominican Republic is entirely Spanish-speaking, save for some recent immigrants. Schools are based on a Spanish educational model. Language Some challenges they face Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination.Up to one million people of Haitian origin currently live in the Dominican Republic, and many are subjected to discrimination and violence.

Many impoverished Haitians cross the border into the Dominican Republic looking for arable land, fuel and work. Often, they face racial prejudice and their Dominican-born children are refused citizenship because they are considered “in transit.” These children are left stateless. Movement The Dominican Republic has the second largest economy in the Caribbean. It is an upper middle-income developing country primarily dependent on agriculture, trade, and services, especially tourism. Although the service sector has recently overtaken agriculture as the leading employer of Dominicans (due principally to growth in tourism and Free Trade Zones), agriculture remains the most important sector in terms of domestic consumption and is in second place (behind mining) in terms of export earnings. Tourism accounts for more than $1 billion in annual earnings. Free trade zone earnings and tourism are the fastest-growing export sectors. According to a 1999 International Monetary Fund report, remittances from Dominican Americans, are estimated to be about $1.5 billion per year. Most of these funds are used to cover basic household needs such as shelter, food, clothing, health care and education. Secondarily, remittances have financed small businesses and other productive activities. Regions The Dominican Republic is divided into three geographic regions, which are in turn divided into ten geographic sub-regions.
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