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WEATHER IN CIUDAD TRUJILLO Lat. N18‚°28′ Alt. Approx. sea level

Temp. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. DEC. Low 66‚° 66‚° 67‚° 69‚° 71‚° 72‚° 72‚° 73‚° 72‚° 72‚° 70‚° 67‚°

High 84‚° 85‚° 84‚° 85‚° 86‚° 87‚° 88‚° 88‚° 88‚° 87‚° 86‚° 85‚°

Average 75‚° 76‚° 76‚° 77‚° 79‚° 80‚° 80‚° 81‚° 80‚° 79‚° 78‚° 76‚°

Days of Rain 9 6 7 9 14 14 15 14 14 13 11 9

LOCATION: The Dominican Republic and Haiti occupy the island of Hispaniola about 50 miles southeast of Cuba and about the same distance west Of Puerto Rico.

CHARACTERISTICS : This little country is the spot where Columbus landed and where he is buried. It is a curious combination of modern efficiency with contemporary buildings, spotless streets, supermarkets, luxurious hotels and centuries-old civilization. The hotels are the newest and most elaborate in the West Indies, the beaches are good, the fishing and hunting excellent. Tourists are welcome here. They are treated courteously and with the efficient service that marks this government. The highways are excellent. The climate is unvaryingly pleasant.

POPULATION : Estimated 2,250,000, approximately the population of Los Angeles.

SIZE:The area is 19,332 square miles, about the size of New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

CAPITAL : Ciudad Trujillo, with about 250,000 population.

GOVERNMENT : A republic.

HOW TO GET THERE: By Pan American to Ciudad Trujillo, 4 hours from Miami, 6 hours nonstop from New York and about 1 hour from San Juan. By ship, about 6 days from New York. Good air service within the country by Dominican Airlines.

ACCOMMODATIONS : Several ultramodern luxury have recently been built in Ciudad Trujillo. El Embajador Dominican Ambassador) overlooking the International Fairgrounds completely air conditioned and completely elegant, has a luxurio swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, casino and Embassy C night club. Rates from $20. La Paz is another new luxury hotel in i L beautiful setting near the fairgrounds with excellent cuisine, many conditioned rooms, pool, golf, night club, casino. Rates from $16. The Comercial is a smaller new hotel. Rates from $16. The Jaragua recently enlarged, is also luxurious, has a dining terrace, roof garden, Spanish patio, salt-water pool, clay tennis courts, massage room facilities, some air-conditioned rooms; offers floor shows, music for dancing, casino. Rates from $17. Rates given are double European Plan for winter (less after April 15). Add $9.00 per person for American Plan, $6.50 for Modified American (without lunch). Suites are also available. Other Ciudad Trujillo hotels include the attractive Gazcue on Bolivar Avenue, the Fausto (all rooms in bungalows), the Victoria in the business section, the Presidente, Europa, America, Santo Domingo. Rates at these range down to $5 plus $5 for meals.

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