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Welcome to the Dominican Republic

Updated: January 16, 2006, 9:19 PM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

Quick facts

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 about slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire Population: 8.9 million People: 73% Mulatto, 16% European descent, 11% African descent Language: Spanish Government: Representative Democracy Capital: Santo Domingo (population: 2 million)

Baseball (and other interesting) notes Most known for: Talented ...

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