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Capital: Santo Domingo


Total Population: 10,648,791
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 220 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 79.8%
Ethnic Origins: Mixed origin about 73%, of European descant around 16%, of African origin about 11%.
Official Language: Spanish
Other Languages Spoken: Haitian Creole French and Samaná Creole
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, Others 5%.
Literacy Rate: 87.0%
National Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 DOP = 0.0173 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 48,670 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
A tourist sector in full expansion which raises economic growth.
HDI*: 0.715/1
HDI (World Rank): 101/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the Dominican Republic, dial 011
To call the Dominican Republic, dial +809
Internet Suffix: .do
Telephone Lines: 10.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 45.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 98% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 17,73916,87317,28817,20017,120
Exports of Goods (million USD) 9,0699,6519,9209,4509,750
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,8042,6212,6872,9703,310
Exports of Services (million USD) 5,7786,0956,6917,2008,311

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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