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Hispaniola

Hispaniola is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying east of Cuba. Christopher Columbus arrived there in 1492, and in 1493 founded the first Spanish colony in the New World on it.

On March 10, 1496 Columbus left the island for Spain, ending his second visit to the Western Hemisphere.

The western part is now the country of Haiti, the rest the Dominican Republic.



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