Outline of the Dominican Republic

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The location of the Dominican Republic
An enlargeable relief map of the Dominican Republic

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Dominican Republic:

The Dominican Republic is a sovereign island nation on the eastern portion of the Island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea.[1] Part of the Greater Antilles archipelago, Hispaniola lies west of Puerto Rico and east of Cuba and Jamaica. Its western three-eighths is the nation of Haiti,[2][3] making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are occupied by two countries, Saint Martin being the other.

The Dominican Republic is the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, its capital Santo Domingo, which was also the first colonial capital in the Americas.[4] It is the site of the first cathedral,[5] university, European-built road, European-built fortress, and more.

For most of its independent history, the nation experienced political turmoil and unrest, suffering through many non-representative and tyrannical governments. Since the death of military dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina in 1961, the Dominican Republic has moved toward representative democracy.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the Dominican Republic

Geography of the Dominican Republic[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the Island of Hispaniola

Environment of the Dominican Republic[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the Dominican Republic

Natural geographic features of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Regions of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Regions of the Dominican Republic

Ecoregions of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in the Dominican Republic

Administrative divisions of the Dominican Republic[edit]

None

Municipalities of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Demography of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Demographics of the Dominican Republic

Government and politics of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Government of the Dominican Republic and Politics of the Dominican Republic

Branches of the government of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Foreign relations of the Dominican Republic[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Dominican Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Law of the Dominican Republic

Military of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Military of the Dominican Republic

Local government in the Dominican Republic[edit]

History of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: History of the Dominican Republic, Timeline of the history of the Dominican Republic, and Current events of the Dominican Republic

Culture of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Culture of the Dominican Republic

Art in the Dominican Republic[edit]

Sports in the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Sports in the Dominican Republic

Economy and infrastructure of the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Economy of the Dominican Republic

Education in the Dominican Republic[edit]

Main article: Education in the Dominican Republic

Infrastructure of the Dominican Republic[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Dominican Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dominican Republic". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hispaniola Article". Britannica.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dominican Republic 2014". Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Ramos, Ruth; Esther Ramos (2005). "Dominican Republic History". Visiting the Dominican Republic.com. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Santo Domingo, city, Dominican Republic". The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Bartleby.com. 2005. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Dominican Republic