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Santo Domingo 

Santo Domingo, once known as Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Ciudad Trujillo, is the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic and the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean by population. As of 2022, the city and immediate surrounding area had a population of 1,484,789 as of 2022, while Greater Santo Domingo (the "metropolitan area") had a population of 2,995,211.ies of the Distrito Nacional ("D.N.", "National District"), itself bordered on three sides by Santo Domingo Province.

 

A Spanish settlement founded on the east bank of the Ozama River in 1496, Santo Domingo was moved to the west bank by Nicolás de Ovando in 1502, and was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World.

 

It is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas. New World's first university, cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress are located here.

 

UNESCO declared the city's Colonial Zone a World Heritage Site. Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center of the Dominican Republic, where the majority of the country's most important industries are centered.

 

We will stay there for three nights in the luxurious “Hotel Europa.” located in the Zona Colonial district.

 

 It's also the country's main port. At the mouth of the Ozama River, the city's harbor accommodates the largest vessels, and the port handles both heavy freight and passenger traffic.

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