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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly (1936-1961) Ci·u·dad Tru·jil·lo (sēˌo͝o-dädˈ tro͞o-hēˈyō, syo͞o-)Santo Domingo The capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic, in the southeast part of the island of Hispaniola on the Caribbean Sea. Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus's brother Bartholomew, it is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the Western Hemisphere. The name has also been used for a Spanish colony on Hispaniola and for the Dominican Republic. Population: 1,880,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of the Dominican Republic.

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  • n. the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic

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  • This is why the name Santo Domingo was on the lips of the Six, shorthand for the successful slave revolt led by Toussaint L'Ouverture in what is now Haiti on the island of Santo Domingo to forge a new country.

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  • TORONTO— Capstone Mining Corp. said that it's agreed to buy miner Far West Mining Ltd. for about $725 million Canadian dollars US$755 million in stock and cash to gain control of a big Chilean copper-iron-gold development, known as the Santo Domingo project.

    Capstone to Buy Far West

  • The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in 1821, but was conquered and ruled by the Haitians for 22 years; it finally attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844.

    Dominican Republic

  • And Santo Domingo, which is right about here, is getting some of the worst conditions in terms of the heavy rain.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2007

  • The neem-processing plant of FAMA is located in San Cristobal, Ingenio Nuevo, near the highway to Santo Domingo, which is 28 km away.

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  • According to history, he came from Santo Domingo -- I think it was called Santo Domingo Island at the time -- where the conquistadors had first settled.

    CASTRO SPEECH AT MONCADA ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY

  • The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in 1821, but was conquered and ruled by the Haitians for 22 years; it finally attained independence as the Dominican

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • The island is divided between two political entities, the western one, comprising one-third of its surface, being the Republic of Haiti, while the eastern one is popularly known as Santo Domingo or San

    Santo Domingo A Country with a Future

  • About 1508 the island began to be called Santo Domingo, but for almost three centuries royal decrees continued to refer to it as Espanola.

    Santo Domingo A Country with a Future

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