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The Dominican Republic Spanish: República Dominicana is a country on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population the Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,445 square kilometres (18,705 sq mi) and nearly 10 million people, one million of whom live in the capital city Santo Domingo.

Christopher Columbus landed on the island on Dec 5th, 1492, which the Taíno people had inhabited since the 7th century. It became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas; namely Santo Domingo, the oldest continuously inhabited city and the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. After three centuries of Spanish rule, with French and Haitian interludes, the Dominican Republic became independent in 1821.

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Since 2005, Come Over Ministry has been working in several efforts. Supporting church planters in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Barahona and san Jose de Ocoa. Also medical teams, VBS teams and Construction team has been in the island in the last 10 years.

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