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Where is The Dominican Republic?

map showing the location of The Dominican Republic

Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Dominican Republic covers 48,320 square kilometers of land and 350 square kilometers of water, making it the 133rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 48,670 square kilometers.

The Dominican Republic became an independent state in 1844, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of The Dominican Republic is 10,088,598 (2012) and the nation has a density of 209 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso (DOP). As well, the people of The Dominican Republic are refered to as Dominican.

The dialing code for the country is 1 and the top level internet domain for Dominican sites is .do.

The Dominican Republic shares land borders with only one country, Haiti.

To learn more, visit our detailed Dominican Republic section.

Quick facts

Population 10,088,598
Density 208.8 / km2 ( 540.8 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1844
Capital Santo Domingo (Nacional)
Currency Dominican Peso
GDP 63,968,961,563 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 6,341 (2014 data)
Land Area 48,320 km2 (18,656 mi2)
Water Area 350 km2 (135 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Haiti
Minimum Longitude -72.010
Maximum Longitude -68.330
Mininum Latitude 17.540
Maximum Latitude 19.930

What is the capital of The Dominican Republic?

map showing the location of The Dominican Republic
Location of Santo Domingo on a map.

Santo Domingo is the capital city of Dominican Republic. It has a population of 2,201,941, and is located on a latitue of 18.5 and longitude of -69.99.

Santo Domingo is also the political center of Dominican Republic, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Santo Domingo, the Capital Of The Dominican Republic

City Santo Domingo
Country The Dominican Republic
Population 2,201,941
Longitude -69.98857000
Latitude 18.50012000
Elevation 55 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The Dominican Republic

Rank City Population
#1Santo Domingo2,201,941
#2Santiago de los Caballeros1,200,000
#3Santo Domingo Oeste701,269
#4San Pedro de Macoris217,899
#5La Romana208,437
#6Bella Vista175,683
#7San Cristobal154,040
#8Puerto Plata146,000
#9San Francisco de Macoris124,763
#10Salvaleon de Higuey123,787
#11Concepcion de La Vega102,426
#12Punta Cana100,023
#13Santa Cruz de Barahona77,160
#14Bonao73,269
#15San Juan de la Maguana72,950
#16Bajos de Haina66,784
#17Bani66,709
#18Moca61,834
#19Azua59,139
#20Villa Francisca50,185

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.