Dominican Republic Real Estate
The Caribbean island Hispaniola, which belongs to the Great Antilles, is divided into the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Two thirds of the area are the Dominican Republic (48.734 km2, 8 million habitants ).
In the north The island verges the Atlantic ocean and in the south it borders the Caribbean. Eighty percent of the island is mountainous with hills up to 3000 m. The highest mountain reaches 3.175 m its Pico Duarte.
Columbus discovered the island in 1492, looking for a seaway to India.
The settling of the vice king of Spain made the island the center of the Spanish culture in America.
In 1697 the island was shared between the french colony and the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo. Since 1844 the Dominican Republic is independent.