By Fe Lisa Bencosme Clark Norton
Путеводитель по Доминиканской Республике из серии Hunter commute courses (на английском языке). В объемном издании представлена вся самая нужная, полезная и интересная информация об этом тропическом государстве. Здесь вы найдете сведения из истории страны, ее государственном устройстве, экономике, климате, флоре и фауне, культуре и обычаях. Большой раздел путеводителя посвящен информации практического характера: документам, необходимым для посещения Доминиканы, планированию поездки, вопросам размещения в отелях и общественного питания. В издании также представлены подробные сведения о столице страны - Санто Доминго и различных регионах государства, краткий англо-испанский разговорник и географические карты.
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To the west, along the Haitian border, the land alternates between rugged mountainous terrain and arid, desert-like plains, characterized by dry scrub and cacti. This is the most sparsely populated region of the country. All of Hispaniola is an active seismic zone, with periodic earthquake activity. The DR has suffered at least 10 major quakes since the 16th century, and several cities and towns have been reduced to rubble more than once. 5 magnitude) was in September 2003 on the north coast, causing at least three fatalities and damaging buildings in Puerto Plata and Santiago.
N Diverse Terrain The country has some of the most varied terrain in the Caribbean, including the region’s highest point (Pico Duarte, 10,128 feet, 3,087 meters) and its lowest point, Lake Enriquillo, which averages more than 140 feet (44 meters) below sea level. ) The DR has nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, featuring some 300 miles of white- or golden-sand beaches. The country also has arid deserts, lush rainforests, thick dry forests, and five major mountain ranges separated by a series of fertile valleys and lowlands.
The 12 Major National Parks n 31 n The 12 Major National Parks Armando Bermúdez & José del Carmen Ramírez National Parks Located in the Cordillera Central, the DR’s highest mountain region and known locally as the “Dominican Alps,” these two adjacent and almost identically sized national parks together protect more than 1,500 square miles (3,885 square kilometers) of mountain territory and the rainforests and flora and fauna within. Armando Bermúdez, established in 1956, is the older of the two parks and lies directly north of Carmen Ramírez.
Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic by Fe Lisa Bencosme Clark Norton