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Dominican Republic's Information

Flag of Dominican Republic
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)

The climate of the Dominican Republic is decidely tropical.

The country's annual average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F). Temps are cooler in the higher elevations while near sea level the average temperatures reach 28 °C (82.4 °F). In some of the low lying valleys high temperatures near 40 °C (104 °F) are common.

January and February are the coolest months of the year, while August is the hottest month. There have been reports of occasional snowflakes on the top of the Pico Duarte.

The wet season along the northern coast lasts from November through January. Elsewhere, the wet season stretches from May through November, with May being the wettest month.

In the months of August, September and October, hurricanes do strike the country on occasion, with most damaging the southern coast.

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