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Hey guys now what's going on in this video we're going to talk about the Dominican. Republic Christopher Columbus landed on this island on December the 5th 1492 which the native Taino people had inhabited since the 7th century he claimed the land for Spain and named it la Hispaniola because of its diverse climate and terrain which. Reminded him of the Spanish landscape the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west today the country. Is known for its beaches resorts and golfing let's take a look at the modern-day Dominican Republic the population in 2018 was ten million seven hundred thousand people it's very diverse 70% are racially mixed origin 16% black and 14% white Western influence is seen in the colonial buildings of the Capitol sent to Domingo as well as an art and literature. African heritage is reflected in music the official language is Spanish when it comes to economy agriculture. Accounts for 11% of the country's GDP and nearly 15% of employment the dr is a major caribbean producer of sugarcane rice coffee tobacco cocoa potatoes. And corn although it was formerly dependent on the export of agricultural commodities today its economy has transitioned. To a diversified mix of services manufacturing agriculture mining and trade the major trading partner is the US tourism and the dr as an industry that generates over six million arrivals each year it's an. Important source of revenue in the country particularly in the coastal areas my name is the. Dominican republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean the island has an average temperature of 26 Celsius or 78 Fahrenheit and great climatic and biological diversity local national parks are an endless. Series of amazing landscapes the country's terrain comprises rainforests Savannah and Highlands including Pico Duarte the Caribbeans tallest mountain Santo Domingo the capital of the Dominican Republic is the oldest settlement in America founded by Europeans it was founded on the 5th of. August 14 96 by younger brother the famous explorer Christopher Columbus people come to the old city center to get acquainted with the colonial culture among. The samples of colonial architecture the palace of columbus alcazar de. Cologne is particularly prominent the palace is an impressive construction of caroline blocks that once housed some 50 rooms and a number of gardens and courtyards it was built under Diego : the son of. Christopher Columbus Columbus lighthouse is a museum in tribute to the greatest cover according to the dominican authorities remains of Christopher Columbus a sheltered at the Lighthouse however Spanish authorities have proven. Through DNA tests that the remains in the Cathedral of Seville are. The real ones one of the symbols of the capital is the Cathedral of Santa Maria la menorah it was founded by Columbus's son and is considered the oldest Christian Cathedral in America when you leave the cathedral you can go through the Parque Kalan which is the central square of the cidade colonial historic. District where you can see the statue of Christopher Columbus this area is very popular with the tourists surrounded by shops and cafes the locals said and played dominoes to pass the time nice tote trees give you some shade from the. Sun this area is very well-kept and peaceful just think about it it was in this city that the first pharmacy in America was opened the first University the first Supreme Court the first customs were the first act of. Smuggling took place they found a chest with a double bottom. In 2008 the first subway line was opened while Santo Domingo offers a lot of historic sites most people come to the island for the resorts to enjoy a carefree Beach vacation the most popular resorts are located in Punta Cana which is in the very east of the Dominican Republic this region is known. For its 32 kilometers line the Guevara district and Punta Cana together form what is known as. The coconut coast an area of luxury ultra inclusive resorts with huge territories there's so many things to do here swimming crazy foam parties analyst cocktails and all sorts of entertainment or if you prefer something more active scuba diving wind surfing kayaking and sailing it's hard to believe that 25 years ago this place was not developed. At all the viro beach is a popular beach with calm turquoise water and white sand backed by shops restaurants and hotels what are some cool things to do in the dr besides the beaches if you like gamblin there are dozens of casinos located throughout the dominican republic although the majority of them are concentrated around Santo Domingo. Not far from Santo Domingo you can visit the three eyes cave it's a limestone cave with three blue lakes filled with turtles and. Illuminated at night take a helicopter tour and look at the island from above for only $70 you can admire the beauties of the island and take some great pictures visit Mount redonda at the. Top of montana. Redonda there are swings that send you soaring over the top of the mountain and back depending on which side you're on you can soar over the ocean or what seems. Like never-ending province of sighs Oh there are even benches that provide a perfect perch to watch the sunset you can rent a car and drive around the island and see how ordinary people live a lot of them actually leave a very simple life many locals prefer to take it easy and enjoy a relaxed. Lifestyle this is what a Haitian village looks like these houses don't even have water supply so these Haitian folks have to go to the nearest river to get some water the Dominican Republic shares the island with Haiti. The migration of impoverished Haitians and deep set cultural differences have contributed to a. Long-standing conflict there are historic reasons to in 1822 Haiti occupied its spanish-speaking neighbor the Dominican Republic still celebrates its independence from Haiti in 1844 the living standards and the DR are considerably higher than those in. Haiti just think about it nowadays there may be as many as 1 million undocumented Haitians living in the dr. Actually historically the dr was the first. Country to print slaves to this part of the world and this is what a typical country house looks like now let's go inside you can. Even see pigs on the streets of small towns make sure you try some local coffee and chocolate and cigars if you're into that rom. Is considered the national drink there's more than 15 varieties of it produced here there are lots of Catholic temples no wonder 90% of the population is Catholic do not drink tap water even most locals prefer bottled water Dominicans are friendly and peaceful people and if you make an. Attempt to speak some Spanish they would really like that now let's drive around the country. A little on the left you can see a Dominican prison in the morning you will see a lot of relatives. Of prisoners lining up to bring some food and this is what a police station looks like for tourists by the way to have a separate Police Division another shocking fact some local schools. Have barbed wire and schoolchildren are locked inside until all the lessons are finished now. This brings me to the end of my story but for now let's enjoy the. Scenery of the Dominican Republic and thanks for watching guys and stay tuned.

 


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