If you love interesting facts about countries, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to share 10+ Dominican Republic facts that are so much fun to learn.
Plus, we put these fun facts in 2 free printable coloring pages so kids can color as they learn. Use them as a resource when learning about Central America or if you’re traveling to this beautiful Caribbean nation.
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Did you know that, although the official language of the Dominican Republic is Dominican Spanish (a dialect of Spanish), there’s a variety of the English language spoken by descendants of Black immigrants from the United States, known as Samana English?
That’s not all – Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti – specifically, the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola.
And if you want to go whale watching in the Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the Caribbean countries to admire them!
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10 Interesting Dominican Republic Facts
- It shares land border with Haiti and maritime borders with Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
- The Dominican Republic, in Spanish República Dominicana, is a country in Latin America located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region.
- The country’s land area is around 18,704 square miles, making it the second largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba.
- The largest city and capital of the Dominican Republic is the city of Santo Domingo, which is also the oldest city that is continuously inhabited in the New World.
- As a country that was once under Spanish rule, the official language is Spanish, and the population is predominantly Roman Catholic.
- The Dominican Republic is the only country with a Bible on the flag. The blue on the Dominican flag stands for liberty, the white for salvation, and the red for the blood of heroes.
- Pico Duarte is the highest point in the Dominican Republic and the highest mountain in the Caribbean, reaching a height of 10,164 above sea level.
- The Dominican Republic is a home to several national parks, including the Jaragua National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Punta Cana and Puerto Plata are popular tourist destination in the country, known for their beautiful beaches and golf courses.
- Around 900 humpback whales migrate to the waters off the coast of the Dominican Republic every year to mate and give birth.
The Jurassic Park movies were filmed in part in the Dominican Republic, which is home to many prehistoric mosquito fossils that were preserved in amber and shown in the movies.
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