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Dominican Republic

Introduction

Dominican Republic (dəmĭnˈĭkən) [key], republic (2005 est. pop. 8,950,000), 18,700 sq mi (48,442 sq km), West Indies, on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The capital and largest city is Santo Domingo.

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