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Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest and most populous island of the Antilles, lying in the Caribbean between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. Haiti occupies the western third and the Dominican Republic (better known as Santo Domingo until the 20th century) the eastern two-thirds of the island. Christopher Columbus arrived in Hispaniola on 5 December 1492, and on his second voyage in 1493 founded the first Spanish colony in the New World on it.

Hispaniola in The Two Georges[]

Santo Domingo was a province of Franco-Spanish Nueva España.[1]


  1. Map The Two Georges, frontispiece.