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Santo Domingo Travel Guide, Dominican Republic

The city of Santo Domingo (also famous by the name of Santo Domingo de Guzmán) happens to be the capital city for the Dominican Republic. The city of Santo Domingo is situated somewhere around Caribbean Sea and the River Ozama is located in its proximity too.

The annual average temperature for the city of Santo Domingo is around 25 degrees Celsius. It is the presence of tropical trade winds help regulate the temperature. That is why the city of Santo Domingo experiences little differences in temperature throughout the year.

The months of July and August happen to be the hottest months while the months of December and January are the coldest when compared to other months of the year. The city of Santo Domingo faces many numbers of hurricanes due to its location which is in the Caribbean Sea. It was the year 1930 when a sever hurricane named San Zenon hit the city of Santo Domingo and caused a lot of damages.

The huge River Ozama flows right through the city and empties into the Caribbean Sea. It was the River Ozama which gifted the city with a port that soon became the busiest port in the country.

The population for the city of Santo Domingo was over 2 million as per the census of 2003. Later on, as per the census of 2006 the population for the city of Santo Domingo was around 2.25 million inhabitants. The jump in population in the span of 3 years was due to the growing economical importance. The city of Santo Domingo is also the largest city in terms of population when compared to other cities in the country.

The metropolitan region of Santo Domingo is divided into four different sections to make the administration of the city easier.

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  • AschleckGreat vacation in Santo Domingo
    review by Aschleck posted more then 30 days ago
    The Dominican Republic is located on the Hispaniola Island, which it shares with Haiti. Before its discovery by the Europeans, the Dominican Republic was inhabited by the Taíno Native Americans. Santo Domingo was founded by the brother of Christopher Columbus, Bartholomew in 1496. This...
  • AschleckWhat to see in Santo Domingo
    review by Aschleck posted more then 30 days ago
    Santo Domingo is an electrifying island. From the minute you leave the airport you surround yourself in a heavenly paradise. There are tons of things to see in this city in the Dominican Republic. It is the oldest European city and it has conserved its colonial architecture which is spread...
  • lindamuraHaving a great time in Santo Domingo
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    For almost 100 years, Santo Domingo had to endure invasions by the English, the French, and the Spaniols. The Spanish invasion reduced the area of the city to half its size. Other invasions the city had to endure were the attack of the Haitians, which conquered the island and from whose...
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    Pedro Sánchez (On the way to Miches): If you are headed to Miches in the Dominican Republic, take time to stop off in Pedro Sanchez, a rural village located in the province of El Seibo. The community members of Pedro Sánchez offer...
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