Santo Domingo

  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Santo Domingo, founded in 1844, is governed under a Constitution bearing date November 18, 1844, re-proclaimed, with changes, November 14, 1865 (after a revolution which expelled the troops of Spain, who held possession of the country for the two previous years), and again in 1879, 1880, 1881, and 1887. By the terms of the Constitution the legislative power of the Republic is vested in a National Congress of 22 deputies. The members are chosen by direct popular vote, with restricted suffrage, in the ratio of two for each province and two for each district, for the term of two years. But the powers of the National Congress only embrace the general affairs of the Republic.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Santo Domingo

1. Official Publications

  1. La République Dominicaine. Par Francisco AIvarez Leăl. Paris, 1888.Google Scholar
  2. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  3. Santo Domingo. Bulletin No. 52 of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1892.Google Scholar
  4. Trade of. Haiti and San Domingo with Great Britain, in ‘ Annual Statement of the Trade of the united Kingdom.’ Imp. 4. London.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Abad (Jose Ramon), La República Dominicana, reseña general geográfico-estadistica. 8. Santo Domingo, 1889.Google Scholar
  2. Gareia (José Gabriel), Compendiode la Materia de Santo Domingo, escrito para el uso de as escuelas de la Republica Dominicana. Santo Domingo, 1879.Google Scholar
  3. Hazard (Samuel), Santo Domingo, Past and Present; with a Glance at Haiti. 8. pp 511. London, 1873.Google Scholar
  4. Jordan (Wilhelm), Geschichte der Insel Haiti. 2 vols. 8. Leipzig, 1849.Google Scholar
  5. Keim (D. B. Randolph), Santo Domingo. Pen Pictures and Leaves of Travel. 12. Philadelphia, 1871.Google Scholar
  6. Merino (Padre), Elementes de geografia fisica, politica é histórica de la Repùblica Dominicana. Santo Domingo, 1889.Google Scholar
  7. Monte y Tejada (Antonio), Historia de Santo Domingo, desde su descubrimiento hasta nuestros dias. Tomo I. (all published). 8. Habana, 1853.Google Scholar
  8. Report of Council of the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders. Appendix for 1894 London, 1895.Google Scholar
  9. Saint Remi, Vie de Toussaint Louverture. 8. Paris, 1850.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Scott Keltie
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  1. 1.The Royal Geographical SocietyUK
  2. 2.The Geographical Societies of ParisBerlinGermany
  3. 3.The Geographical Societies of ParisRomeItaly
  4. 4.The Geographical Societies of ParisLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.The Geographical Societies of ParisAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.The Geographical Societies of ParisBrusselsBelgium
  7. 7.The Geographical Societies of ParisBuda-PestHungary
  8. 8.The Geographical Societies of ParisGenevaSwitzerland
  9. 9.The Geographical Societies of ParisNeuchatelSwitzerland
  10. 10.The Geographical Societies of ParisPhiladelphiaUSA
  11. 11.Commercial Geographical Society of ParisFrance

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