Where is Dominican Republic?

Located in the Caribbean, Dominican Republic has a 376.00 km border with Haiti. It has a 1,288.00 km coastline. The border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti is porous, and host to illegal immigration.

With a population of 965,040, the capital as well as largest city of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo. The founder of the city was Bartholomew Columbus. The city has a metropolitan population of 2,908,607.

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Dominican Republic is a North American country covering 48,670.00 km2 of which 0.72% is water and 48,320.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 67th smallest country in the world and slightly more than twice the size of New Jersey. Its geographic coordinates are 19 00 N, 70 40 W and Santo Domingo is the capital city.

The country gets its name from the capital city of Santo Domingo.

Its ISO code is DO.


Dominican Republic has a mean elevation of 424 m above sea level.

It has a tropical martitime climate with little seasonal temperature variation. Its terrain consists of rugged highlands and mountains interspersed with fertile valleys.


Dominican Republic has a population of 10,606,865 making it the 87th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in costal areas.

Spanish is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are mixed, white, and black. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Citizens of the Dominican Republic speak several languages such as Dominican Spanish, Haitian Creole, Samana English, French, and other foreign languages. The major language spoken within the country is Dominican Spanish.

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The dialing code for the country is +1-809 and 1-829.


Dominican Republic is an independent country. It gained independence from Haiti in 1844. Its constitution was last ratified in 2010.

The government of the Dominican Republic is a democracy. The framework of their government has the executive arm, the judicial arm, and the legislative arms of power. The country attained its independence in 1863 from Spain.

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Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Dominican Republic's GDP is $162,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $15,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 73rd largest economy and its citizens the 99th richest in the world. The currency of Dominican Republic is the Peso (DOP).

Its major export partner is the United States. Its main exports are gold, silver, cocoa, and sugar. Its major import partners are the United States, China, and Trinidad and Tobago. Its major imports include petroleum, foodstuffs, cotton and fabrics.


The flag of the Dominican Republic has two main colors: red and blue. The flag was designed by Juan Pablo, one of the founding fathers of the nation. The flag is used for official purposes such as during government functions.

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This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018

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