As of 2014, 57% of the population (5.7 million) identified themselves as Roman Catholics and 23% (2.3 million) as Protestants. There are over 10,725,000 people living in the Dominican Republic.
History of the Dominican Republic began when the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus happened upon a large island in the region of the western Atlantic Ocean that later came to be known as the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic's official language is Spanish.
Baseball is the most popular sport in the Dominican Republic. But they also participate golf, basketball, boxing, volleyball, swimming, diving and snorkeling. After the United States, the Dominican Republic has the second highest number of baseball players in Major League Baseball.
The music of the Dominican Republic is primarily influenced by West African traditions, with some European, and native Taino influences. The Dominican Republic is mainly known for its merengue and bachata music, both of which are the most popular forms of music in the country.
He was a Dominican former professional baseball right fielder. Sosa played with four Major League Baseball teams over his career, mostly with the Chicago Cubs.
In 1586 Francis Drake attacked heavily fortified city of Santo Domingo in Hispaniola, forced governor to pay large ransom. He was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era.
Coffee, sugar and tobacco are the island’s main sources of income. Tourism is also playing an important part in supporting the economy now.
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