Welcome to the Dominican Republic
Most known (outside baseball) for its merengue music; abject poverty. Location: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti.
Size: 18,815 square miles, or slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire
Population: 9.5 million
People: 73% Mulatto, 16% European descent, 11% African descent
Government: Representative Democracy
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