Comparison of  Haiti  and the Dominican Republic

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If you travel to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic, you’ll immediately notice the cultural differences between the two.

Of course, Spanish is the primary language in the Dominican Republic, and the country still has a considerable Spanish influence, including in its cuisine.

Haiti has a lot more African influences, and French, as well as Haitian Creole, are the official languages.

Environmental Differences between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Both Haiti and the Dominican Republic lie in an area of the world that is prone to natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.

Their climate is hot and humid year-round except for the mountainous regions, which are slightly cooler.

The Dominican Republic tends to get more rainfall which is favorable for agriculture and means the western areas of the island Hispaniola are far more green than the drier Haiti.

Terrain Map

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