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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

D Countries


List of 'D' countries around the world — there are currently four (4) of them
Learn more about each by searching for their posts with the search bar
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DENMARK: The only 'D' country in Europe, the Kingdom of Denmark has an area of 16,640 square miles and 43,098 square kilometers. The population is above 5,000,000, and the capital is Copenhagen. The highest point, when manmade burial mounds are included, is Yding Skovhøj, which stands at a relatively low 568 feet and 173 meters in central Denmark; the highest natural point is Møllehøj (around 170 meters). The lowest point is Lammefjord, a former body of water and a dry mini-valley that has an elevation of -23 feet and -7 meters.

DJIBOUTI: The only 'D' country in Africa, the Republic of Djibouti is a small Horn of Africa country with an area of 8,958 sq. miles and 23,200 sq. kilometers. The population has grown to become around 800,000, and the capital is Djibouti! The highest point is Mous Alli (6,631 ft and 2,021 m), while the lowest point is Lake Assal (-512 ft and -156 m).

DOMINICA: Located in the Leeward Islands archipelago (north of the Windward Islands), the Commonwealth of Dominica is a Caribbean island country with an area of 290 sq. miles and 751 sq. km. The population is over 70,000, and its capital is Roseau. Dominica's highest mountain is Morne Daiblotins (4,747 ft and 1,447 m). The lowest point is the Caribbean Sea.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Located in the Caribbean Sea like Dominica, Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and has an area of 18,704 sq. mi and 48,442 sq. km. The population is over 9 million, and the capital is Santo Domingo. The highest mountain in Dominican Republic and all Caribbean islands is Pico Duarte (10,417 ft and 3,175 m), while the lowest point is Lake Enriquillo, the largest lake in the Caribbean Sea (-151 ft and -46 m).

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