Dominican Republic’s Magnetic Pole

Polo is a municipality of the Barahona Province in southwestern Dominican Republic, known for its green and high mountains and for growing fine coffee.

The small town of Polo is also known for having El Polo Magnético (the magnetic pole), an area on a mountain near the village. If a car is stopped at the right place, and put in neutral, the car seems to be rolling up the hill. This is type of optical illusion known as a gravity hill which is caused by the shape of the slope and the surrounding landscape.

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