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Dominican Peso
The Dominican peso
Dominican peso
is the currency of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(Spanish: República Dominicana). Its symbol is "$", with "RD$" used when distinction from other pesos (or dollars) is required; its ISO 4217 code is "DOP". Each peso is divided into 100 centavos ("cents"), for which the ¢ symbol is used. It is the only currency that is legal tender in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
for all monetary transactions, whether public or private.Contents1 History 2 Coins2.1 First peso, 1844–1905 2.2 Peso
Peso
Oro, from 19373 Banknotes3.1 First peso, 1848–1905 3.2 Peso
Peso
Oro, 1947-2011 3.3 2010 3.4 2011 3.5 20144 Notes in circulation 5 Others Bills 6 Relation with the U.S
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Spanish Language
The Spanish language
Spanish language
(/ˈspænɪʃ/ ( listen);  Español (help·info)), also called the Castilian language[4] (/kæˈstɪliən/ ( listen),  castellano (help·info)), is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain
Spain
and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin
Latin
America and Spain. It is usually considered the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.[5][6][7][8][9] Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
in the 5th century
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Emilio Prud'Homme
Emilio Prud’Homme
Emilio Prud’Homme
y Maduro[1] (August 20, 1856- July 21, 1932) was a Dominican lawyer, writer, and educator. Prud’Homme is known for having authored the lyrics of the Dominican National Anthem. He is also attributed with helping establish a national identity, for what was at the time a nascent republic.Contents1 Biography 2 Politics 3 Writing career 4 Bibliography 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] Emilio Prud’Homme
Emilio Prud’Homme
was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
on August 20, 1856 to Ana Maduro and Gen. Pedro Prud’Homme; he had a brother: Lorenzo Fenelón Prud’Homme.[1] Prud’Homme excelled in teaching, an activity to which he devoted most of his life
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Francisco Del Rosario Sánchez
Francisco del Rosario Sánchez
Francisco del Rosario Sánchez
(March 9, 1817 – July 4, 1861) was a politician and founding father of the Dominican Republic. He is considered by Dominicans as the second leader of the 1844 Dominican War of Independence, after Juan Pablo Duarte
Juan Pablo Duarte
and before Ramón Matías Mella. The Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella
Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella
is named in honor of these men. He was the son of Olaya del Rosario Belén (1791–1849), a white woman of Canarian descent, and Narciso Sánchez Ramona (1789–1869), a pardo (triracial) man; his surnames are inverted because his parents were not married at the time of his birth, marrying in 1819. Sánchez traveled to the U.S. and Europe as a young man
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Matías Ramón Mella
Matías Ramón Mella
Matías Ramón Mella
(25 February 1816 – 4 June 1864)[1], is regarded as a national hero in the Dominican Republic. The Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella is partially named in his honor. Biography[edit] Mella was born to Antonio Mella Álvarez (1794-1837) and Francisca Javier Castillo Álvarez (1790-1864). He contributed significantly during 1844 Dominican War of Independence against Haiti, and was involved in the storming of St. Giles Fort by Dominican forces. He was a member of the First Republic's provisional governing board, convened 28 February 1844. Leader of the Dominican independence
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Puerta Del Conde
La Puerta del Conde
Puerta del Conde
(The Count's Gate) is the site in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
where Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the Dominican Founding Fathers, proclaimed Dominican independence and raised the first Dominican Flag, on February 27, 1844.[1] The gate is part of a structure called El Baluarte del Conde (The Count's Bulwark), a fort in Ciudad Colonial, the colonial area of Santo Domingo. The fort was part of a larger system of fortifications that ran along a defensive wall which surrounded Ciudad Colonial
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Mirabal Sisters
The Mirabal sisters
Mirabal sisters
(Spanish pronunciation: [erˈmanas miɾaˈβal], Las Hermanas Mirabal) were four sisters in the Dominican Republic, known commonly as Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Dedé, who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo
Rafael Trujillo
(El Chivo) and were involved in clandestine activities against his regime.[1] Three of the four sisters (Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa) were assassinated on 25 November 1960
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Salomé Ureña
Salomé Ureña (October 21, 1850 - March 6, 1897, age 46) was a Dominican poet and founder of women's higher education in the Dominican Republic.Contents1 Biography 2 References 3 External links3.1 PoemsBiography[edit] Salomé Ureña was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
on October 21, 1850. She was the daughter of writer Nicolás Ureña de Mendoza and Gregoria Díaz de León, who gave her daughter her early education. At a young age Salomé was well influenced by literature. Her father taught her the classic works of Spanish and French writers that helped the young Salomé to develop her own career. She began publishing her first works at the age of seventeen and soon became known for her spontaneity and tenderness
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Pedro Henríquez Ureña
Ureña or Urena
Urena
may refer to:Urena, a genus of plants Urena
Urena
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Banco Central De La República Dominicana
The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(Spanish: Banco Central de la República Dominicana, BCRD) was established by the Monetary
Monetary
and Banking
Banking
Law of 1947 as the central bank of the Dominican Republic, responsible for regulating the country's monetary and banking system.The Banks headquarter is in Santo Domingo and current governor is Héctor Valdez Albizu.[1][2]Contents1 Establishment and Objectives 2 Activities and Structure 3 Performance and Reform Since the 1990s 4 See also 5 Notes 6 External linksEstablishment and Objectives[edit] Organic Law no. 6142 of December 29, 1962, authorized the central bank to promote and maintain favorable monetary, foreign exchange and credit conditions for the stability and development of the national economy
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National Palace (Dominican Republic)
The National Palace (Spanish: Palacio Nacional) is a building in Santo Domingo, that houses the offices of the Executive Branch (Presidency and Vice Presidency) of the Dominican Republic.Contents1 History 2 Design 3 In popular culture 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Designed in a restrained neoclassical style by Italian architect Guido D'Alessandro at the behest of Rafael Trujillo, construction started on February 27, 1944 —The centenary of Dominican independence —and was inaugurated on August 16, 1947
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Alcázar De Colón
The Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo's Ciudad Colonial, Dominican Republic, is the oldest Viceregal residence in America, and forms part of the Ciudad Colonial UNESCO's World Heritage Site. It was built on a plot close to the rock islet that look towards the Ozama river, granted to Diego Columbus, firstborn son of the discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus, by the king Ferdinand II of Aragon, to build a dwelling for him and his descendants on the island Hispaniola, to which he arrived in 1509 as governor. The building houses the Museo Alcázar de Diego Colón, whose collection exhibits the Caribbean's most important ensemble of European late medieval and Renaissance
Renaissance
works of art, which were acquired in the 1950s
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José Rufino Reyes Siancas
José Rufino Reyes y Siancas (también conocido como Jose Reyes) (November 15, 1836 – January 31, 1905) was a Dominican composer, known for writing the music in the Dominican national anthem. Among his other works are compositions of waltzes and marches. He also wrote secular and religious music.[1][2]Contents1 Biography 2 National anthem 3 Death 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] José Rufino Reyes was born Santo Dominigo, Dominican Republic, on November 15, 1836. He was the son of Rafael Reyes, a poor retailer, and Mary Merced Siancas. Reyes had no formal education and was raised in cottage dwelling. el era soldado regular del ejercito, where he studied music with the director of the military band, Juan Bautista Fonseca. He learned various musical instruments, with primary focus on the cello. National anthem[edit] In 1882, alongside Emilio Prud'Homme, he wrote the music for what would later become the national anthem of the Dominican Republic
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Constitution Of The Dominican Republic
Chamber of DeputiesPresident of the Chamber Lucía MedinaSenatePresident of the Senate Reinaldo Pared PérezExecutive President of the Dominican Republic
President of the Dominican Republic
(list) Danilo Medina
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National Anthem Of The Dominican Republic
The Dominican National Anthem is the national anthem of the Dominican Republic. Its music was composed by José Rufino Reyes Siancas (1835–1905), and its lyrics were authored by Emilio Prud’Homme (1856–1932).Contents1 Overview 2 Lyrics 3 References 4 External linksOverview[edit] The first public performance of the national anthem took place on 17 August 1883. Though the music was an instant success, several objections were made to the lyrics for having various historical inaccuracies
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Teatro Nacional (Santo Domingo)
Teatro Nacional (English: National Theatre) is part of the Plaza de la Cultura (Culture Plaza) complex, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The theatre is the center piece of the complex and is surrounded by several museums and cultural institutions. The complex is located on the Avenida Máximo Gomez, a central artery of the city of Santo Domingo. in 1977 hosted Miss Universe
Miss Universe
pageant. The theatre was designed by Dominican architect Teófilo Carbonell and it was opened on August 16, 1973. The theatre's main hall, Sala Eduardo Brito, is named after a famous Dominican opera singer and seats 1,600 spectators. The 24 by 25 metres stage can easily accommodate 250 people, while the orchestra can seat 120 musicians. Another hall, Sala Ravelo, is named after a Dominican musician and can seat 189 spectators
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