There are really good reasons for buying real estate for sale in the Dominican Republic
There are really good reasons for buying real estate for sale in the Dominican Republic. But if you’re not convinced by the country’s culture and sunny island climate, you should find out a little more about its background.
The Dominican Republic has become the largest tourist destination in the Caribbean – year-round golf courses are among the attractions.
Some of the important symbols include the flag, emblem and national anthem, Himno Nacional entitled. The flag has a large white cross that divides it into four quarters. Two quarters are red and two blue. Red represents the blood shed by the liberators. Blue expresses God’s protection of the nation. The white cross symbolizes the struggle for the liberators to bequeath future generations a free nation. Another interpretation is that the blue represents the ideals of progress and freedom, whereas peace symbolizes the unity between the white and Dominicans. In the middle of the cross is the shield Bavaro in the same colors as the national flag. Coat of arms pictures of a red, white and blue flag-draped shield with a bible and cross; the shield is surrounded by an olive branch (left) and a palm branch (right). A blue ribbon above the shield reads: “Dios, Patria, Libertad” (meaning “God, Fatherland, Liberty”).
For most of its history (until independence), a colony was known as Santo Domingo, the current name of the capital, and its patron saint, St. Dominic. The residents were called “Dominicanos”, which is the adjective form of “Domingo”, and the revolutionaries called the country gained independence, “the Dominican Republic.” Currently, the Dominican Republic is one of the two countries around the world (along with the Central African Republic), with demonym only by name. During the national anthem of the Dominican Republic (Himno Nacional), the term ‘Dominican’ never appears.
Primary education is officially free and compulsory for children between 5 and 14; even those living in remote areas have limited access to schooling. The high school is followed by a two-year intermediate school and secondary education of four years, after which a diploma called Bachillerato (Baccalaureate) is affected. Relatively few low-income students succeed in achieving this level, due to economic difficulties and limitations of the site. Most affluent students attend private schools, often sponsored by religious institutions. Some public schools and private business are available, especially in agriculture, but also when only a small percentage of the population.