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Dominican Republic Facts

  • Name: Dominican Republic
  • Capital City: Santo Domingo (pop. 2.25 million)
  • Dominican Republic Population: 10,219,630 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Dominican peso
    (conversion rates)

    dominican peso
    Twenty Dominican pesos
  • Ethnicity: Mixed 73%, White 16%, Black 11%
  • GDP total: $98.74 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $9,600 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Santo Domingo, Santiago, La Romana, San Pedro de Macoris, San Francisco de Macoris, San Cristobal, Puerto Plata, La Vega
  • Name: Dominican Republic is derived from Santo Domingo, the capital city, which was named for Spanish Saint Domingo de Guzm├ín, the founder of the Dominican Order.
  • National Day: February 27th
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
  • Symbols

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