On Dominican Republic map it is the country in the Caribbean. The capital of Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic occupies two-thirds of the islands of eastern Hispanics, with mountains in the central and western regions and vast lowlands in the southeast. The Dominican Republic has four major mountains, and the Cordy Mountains' central mountain range is the largest and largest mountain range. These include the highest mountain in the country and the highest mountain in the Caribbean, Pico Duarte. There are several summits over 5,000 feet. The smaller area includes the north coast and the southwestern border with Haiti. Compared to the tropical conditions in the west, the lowlands in the southeast are unusually dry and there is little plant growth available. On the Dominican territory there are many small offshore islands and coral reefs. The two largest islands near the coast are Saona in the southeast and Beata in the southwest. Enrique Lake, the remote southwestern part of the country, is the largest lake. This is a salt lake 40 meters below sea level, the lowest point in the Caribbean. The largest river is the North Jacques River. Dozens of smaller rivers and streams flow from the mountains to the sea.
The Dominicans and their customs are mainly of European origin and the basis of the African and indigenous Taíno. In the Dominican Republic is the first European settlement of the New World, founded in 1493 Santo Domingo. Shortly after the arrival of the Europeans Africans were imported to the island as slave laborers. The integration of traditions and customs in Europe, Africa and Taino promotes the development of today's Dominican culture.
Jarabacoa is often referred to as the "eternal city of spring". The area is known for its mountains and landscapes, including the Jimenoa and Baiguate waterfalls and the Ebano Verde nature reserve. El Limon is a spectacular waterfall that has dropped 50 meters off the Atlantic coast of the Dominican Republic.
Spanish is the most commonly spoken language in the Dominican Republic.