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Dominican Republic's Quick Facts

Land Area 48,320 km2
Water Area 350 km2
Total Area 48,670 km2
Population 10,606,865
Population Density 217.93 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $162.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,900
Currency Peso (DOP)
Largest Cities
  • Santo Domingo (2,201,941)
  • Santiago de los Caballeros (1,200,000)
  • Santo Domingo Oeste (701,269)
  • San Pedro de Macoris (217,899)
  • La Romana (208,437)
  • Bella Vista (175,683)
  • San Cristobal (154,040)
  • Puerto Plata (146,000)
  • San Francisco de Macoris (124,763)
  • Salvaleon de Higuey (123,787)
  • 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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