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The Dominican Republic is a nation located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area (after Cuba) at 48,671 square kilometers (18,815 sq mi), and is also the third-most populous with 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

The Dominican Republic’s history began with the arrival of Christopher Columbus on December 5, 1492, during the first of his four voyages to the Americas. He claimed the territory for Spain and named it La Española.

In the centuries that followed, the Spanish colony slowly began to take root, and by the early 1600s, the island was divided into two distinct colonies: the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo in the east, and the French colony of Saint-Domingue in the west. In 1821, the two colonies were unified into one country, which became known as the Dominican Republic.

Although the Dominican Republic has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, it was not until the arrival of Christopher Columbus that the island became firmly entrenched in the Western world. Columbus landed on the island on December 5, 1492, and claimed it for Spain. In the centuries that followed, the Spanish colony slowly began to take root, and by the early 1600s, the island was divided into two distinct colonies: the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo in the east, and the French colony of Saint-Domingue in the west.

In 1821, the two colonies were unified into one country, which became known as the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has a long and complex history, which has been shaped by a variety of factors including the nation’s geographical location, its interactions with other countries, and the people who have inhabited it.

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