Dominican Republic


Country NameDominican Republic
Short NameDominican Republic
CapitalSanto Domingo
Largest citySanto Domingo
Official languagesSpanish
National LanguagesSpanish
Religion69.1% Christianity —47.8% Catholicism —21.3% Protestantism, 2.2% Others, 28.0% None, 0.7% Undeclared
Demonym(s)Dominican, Quisqueyan (colloquial)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
PresidentLuis Abinader
Vice PresidentRaquel Peña Rodríguez
House SpeakerAfredo Pacheco
Chief JusticeMariano Germán Mejía
Total Area48,671 km2 (18,792 sq mi)
Water (%)0.7
Total Land Area (%)48,330 km2
Population10,735,896 (2018 estimate)
GDP (PPP)$215.999 billion (2020 estimate)
GDP (Nominal)$96.291 billion (2020 estimate)
CurrencyPeso (DOP)
Time zoneUTC  – 4:00 (Standard Time Caribbean)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains Electricity110 V – 60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+1-809, +1-829, +1-849
ISO 3166 codeDO
Political PartiesDominican Liberation Party

Modern Revolutionary Party

Social Christian Reformist Party

Dominican Revolutionary Party

Independence DayJuly 1, 1966
Tallest BuildingTorre Anacaona 27

Torre Caney

Torre Mar Azul I

Torre Punta Sur

Richest PersonsFrank Rainieri

Alejandro Grullón

Gustavo Cisneros

Ramón Báez Figueroa












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