Some interesting facts
about Santo Domingo
Here we leave you some interesting things about Santo Domingo that you may not know…
|Founded||5 August 1498 (519 years ago)|
|• Total||104.44 km2 (40.32 sq mi)|
|• Metro||2,696.69 km2 (1,041.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||14 m (46 ft)|
|Population (December 2010)|
|Demonym(s)||Spanish: Capitaleño (fem. Capitaleña)|
|Postal codes||10100–10699 (Distrito Nacional)|
|Area codes||809, 829, 849|
|Website||Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional|
- The Hispaniola is the island where the Dominican Republic is located, along with Haiti. It was the first place reached by Christopher Columbus, who originally named it La Española.
- The Dominican Republic is the oldest country of the Americas, the first place reached by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
- Santo Domingo is the first capital city of North and South America and houses the first cathedral the first university and the first hospital!
- The Dominican Republic fought for their independence from Spain, Haiti and the United States!