flag Dominican Republic Dominican Republic: Introduction

Capital: Santo Domingo

Population

Total Population: 11,117,873
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 228 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 83.2%
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: 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.


Telecommunication

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 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 17,73420,19720,26817,04724,143
Exports of Goods (million USD) 10,13510,63811,19310,29712,462
Imports of Services (million USD) 3,1523,7654,0863,0044,398
Exports of Services (million USD) 8,5429,1049,0023,8328,047

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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