flag Dominican Republic Dominican Republic: Introduction

Capital: Santo Domingo


Total Population: 11,228,821
Natural Increase: 1.0%
Density: 234 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 83.8%
Ethnic Origins: Mixed origin about 70%, of African origin nearly 16% and around 14% of European descant. (Office of Statistics)
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%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP)

Country Overview

Area: 146,839 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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 20,26817,10524,28230,74328,706
Exports of Goods (million USD) 11,19310,30212,48713,77712,935
Imports of Services (million USD) 4,2583,1974,4085,6175,411
Exports of Services (million USD) 9,3174,5888,11411,32613,332

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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