The National Palace in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic definition by Webster's New World
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country occupying the E part of the island of Hispaniola, in the West Indies: independent since 1844: 18,700 sq mi (48,433 sq km); pop. 5,648,000; cap. Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A country of the West Indies on the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola. Originally inhabited by Arawaks, it was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and remained a Spanish colony until 1795, when it was ceded to France. Ruled by Haiti after 1821, the country became independent in 1844 but has had a turbulent history, including many years of dictatorship under Rafael Trujillo Molina (1930-1961). Santo Domingo is the capital and the largest city. Population: 9,370,000.
Dominican Republic - Cultural Definition
Republic in the West Indies, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti occupies the other third).