By Fe Lisa Bencosme Clark Norton
Путеводитель по Доминиканской Республике из серии Hunter shuttle 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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Favoring arid, rocky terrain where they can dine on cacti and other desert plants, they are most common in the southwestern part of the country. Though generally shy, the iguanas at Lake Enriquillo sometimes approach visitors, hoping for a handout. The rhinoceros iguana gets its name from the three small horns found on the snouts of the male of the species, as well as its gray color and considerable size (often from three to six feet long). The males also have a helmet-like pad on the tops of their heads, and both sexes have large throat pouches.
Ethnically, 16% of the country’s population is classified as white, 11% black, and 73% of mixed race. 16 n Geography Diverse Terrain n 17 The Mountains About four-fifths of the country is mountainous. The DR’s four highest mountain ranges dominate the western part of the country, running roughly parallel to each other from northwest to southeast. The most northerly is the Cordillera Septentrional (Northern Range), which stretches from Montecristi in the far northwestern corner of the DR to the lowlands west of the Samaná Peninsula in the northeast.
Officially designated the national bird, the palm chat is a mostly brown, thrush-like bird that builds complex nests high on the trunks of royal palm trees in coastal lowlands. ” This loquacious green parrot makes a popular (though illegal) pet. The capture and sale of parrots for pets is forbidden, but the law is rarely enforced. Hispaniolan parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera), also called perico. The perico is green with red feathers and inhabits the mountains of the Cor- Fauna n 29 Hispaniolan trogon (Priotelus roseigaster), or papagayo.
Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic by Fe Lisa Bencosme Clark Norton