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.
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|Density||208.8 / km2 ( 540.8 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Santo Domingo (Nacional)|
|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)|
What is the capital of The Dominican Republic?
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
|Country||The Dominican Republic|
|Elevation||55 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in The Dominican Republic
|#2||Santiago de los Caballeros||1,200,000|
|#3||Santo Domingo Oeste||701,269|
|#4||San Pedro de Macoris||217,899|
|#9||San Francisco de Macoris||124,763|
|#10||Salvaleon de Higuey||123,787|
|#11||Concepcion de La Vega||102,426|
|#13||Santa Cruz de Barahona||77,160|
|#15||San Juan de la Maguana||72,950|
|#16||Bajos de Haina||66,784|