Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Dominican Republic
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Dominican Republic peso (DOP) = 100 centavos.
  • People: Of Spanish and African descent.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 65.52, Female: 69.1.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (95%).
  • Size (sq km): 48,442 (130th)
  • Population: 9,183,984 (87th)
  • Population Density per Km: 182 (58th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 1 809 and 1 829
  • Internet Country Code: .do
  • Time Zone: GMT -4
  • Voltage Guide: 110 AC, 60 Hz.
  • Finance: Major credit cards accepted. Traveller's cheques accepted by some banks.
  • Business Hours: 0830-1200, 1400-1800 Monday-Friday.
  • GDP: US$43.7 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$5,400
  • Annual Growth: 8.3%
  • Inflation: 5.1%
  • Major Industries: Tourism, sugar refining, nickel and gold mining, cement, tobacco.
  • Major Trading Partners: USA, Venezuela, Belgium, Mexico, Japan.
  • Personal Safety: Safe.
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