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Population2.2 million (approx.)
CountryDominican Republic
GeographyLocated on the Dominican Republic's southern central coastline.
ClimateSanto Domingo enjoys a tropical climate and maintains a state of "eternal summer". While temperatures are steady, rainfall is not, as the rainiest months are May through October. However, expect hard but short storms that generally clear up quickly after an hour or so.
Average Temperatures Average high (winter): 82ºF / 27ºC
Average high (summer): 86ºF / 30ºC
Local fareCombination of Spanish and African influences. Meals generally incorporate all food groups- meat or seafood; rice, plantains or potatoes; salad or vegetable to accompany. National favorites include: quipes or tipili (bulgur salad), chicharrón, yuca, casabe, empanadas, batata, chimichurris, plantains, tostones, dulce de leche, rum, Mama Juana.
Tourist Offices Secretaría de Estado de Turismo (State Tourism Office)
Address: corner of Av. México and Av. 30 de Marzo
Tel: 809 221 4660
Tourist Office
Address: Isabel la Católica 103
Tel: 859 686 3858
Did you know?Santo Domingo is the oldest European city of the New World. In addition, it had the Americas' first hospital, two-story residence and university as well as its oldest surviving church, monastery and fortress. Not too bad, right?
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