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Dominican Republic

Official English Name: Dominican Republic

Official Local Name(s): República Dominicana

Common English Name: The Dominican

Capital: Santo Domingo

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Haiti (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (North)
Caribbean Sea (South and East)
TOTAL AREA
48,670 km2 (99.3% land, 0.7% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
376 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
1,288 km
CLIMATE
Tropical maritime
TERRAIN
Rugged highlands and mountains
Fertile valleys
HIGHEST POINT
Pico Duarte (3,175 m)
LOWEST POINT
Lago Enriquillo (-46 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Nickel
Bauxite
Gold
Silver
NATURAL DISASTERS
Hurricanes
Floods
Droughts
DEMONYM
Dominican
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Mixed (73%)
White (16%)
Black (11%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (95%)
Other (5%)
POPULATION
10,606,865
LARGEST CITY
Santo Domingo (965,040)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Santiago (550,753)
San Cristóbal (275,232)
San Francisco de Macorís (245,397)
La Vega (235,698)
San Pedro de Macorís (195,037)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Democratic Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Danilo Medina
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Regions
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
27 February 1844 (from Haiti)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Palmchat
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Himno Nacional
GDP PER CAPITA
$15,000 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Dominican Peso)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $46.42 (DOP)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.do
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (809)

Baseball is the most popular sport in the Dominican Republic.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/dr.html (Majority of information)

http://censo2010.one.gob.do/resultados/Resumen_resultados_generales_censo_2010.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 1 November 2016