Geography

 

 

 

 

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

It is part of the "dream islands" in the northern hemisphere, between the latitude and longitude of 18.00'N -70.80'O, closing the triangle of North America, Central America and South America.

Situated north of the Greater Antilles, bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Dominican Republic is an island paradise whose official language is Spanish.

Its tropical climate enjoying a pleasant wind, the sea turquoise blue and the temperature between 22 ° and 30 °, the numerous coconut trees and sandy beaches, the kindness and the smile of its inhabitants, all this competition to make this very attractive tourist destination.

 

Covering an area of 48,730 km² and 1,600 kms of coastline and a population of about 10.6 million people, its currency the Dominican peso and its capital Santo Domingo. The Pico Duarte rises to 3087m, making it one of the highest peaks in the Caribbean.

It shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, are occupying about 2/3.

It is a republic, whose President is Mr. Danilo MEDINA SANCHEZ since August 16, 2012.

National motto "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (God, Fatherland, Liberty)
National Day: February 27

Las Terrenas

 

GPS: 19 ° 19 '12 "North 69 ° 31' 48" West

Small town known internationally for its tourism, it is located on the north coast of the peninsula of Samana.

Its wild beaches, crystal clear waters and mild tropical climate make it an ideal beach destination, accommodating both families as those who want to share their holiday with friends while playing sports, activities or party, or those who want to relax and discover the many beauties of the peninsula.

Las Terrenas now has no fewer than 18,000 inhabitants, of which about 6,000 expatriates from all backgrounds.