Dominican Republic Facts

Dominican Republic Facts

The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti.

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Dominican Peso (RD).

  • Population: 9,650,054 (July 2009 est.)

  • Land Size: 48,670 square kilometers

  • Capital: Santo Domingo

  • Borders: The only border is with Haiti which is 360 kilometers long.

  • Industries:
    They include tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, and tobacco. Agriculture: Include sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, and eggs

  • Land divisions:
    Dominica Republic has 31 provinces and 1 district*; Azua, Bahoruco, Barahona, Dajabon, Distrito Nacional*, Duarte, El Seibo, Elias Pina, Espaillat, Hato Mayor, Independencia, La Altagracia, La Romana, La Vega, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Monsenor Nouel, Monte Cristi, Monte Plata, Pedernales, Peravia, Puerto Plata, Salcedo, Samana, San Cristobal, San Jose de Ocoa, San Juan, San Pedro de Macoris, Sanchez Ramirez, Santiago, Santiago Rodriguez, Santo Domingo, and Valverde.

  • Major Cities:
    Azua (Azua), Bajos de Haina (San Cristóbal), Baní (Peravia), Barahona (Barahona), Bonao (Monseñor Nouel), Comendador (Elías Piña), Constanza (La Vega), Consuelo (San Pedro de Macorís), Cotuí (Sánchez Ramírez), Dajabón (Dajabón), El Seybo (El Seybo), Santiago (Santiago), Santo Domingo (Distrito Nacional).

    Islands that belong to Dominican Republic:
    Saona Island, Catalina Island, Beata Island, Cayo Levantado Island (Barcelo Island), Hispaniola (eastern two-thirds). Silver Bank, and Navidad Bank.

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