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Dominican Republic
República Dominicana  (Spanish)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish)
"God, Fatherland, Freedom"
Anthem: Quisqueyanos Valientes
Valiant Quisqueyans 
Capital
and largest city
Santo Domingo
19°00′N70°40′W / 19.000°N 70.667°W / 19.000; -70.667
Official languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups (1960[1])
DemonymDominican
GovernmentUnitaryPresidentialrepublic
 - PresidentDanilo Medina
 - Vice PresidentMargarita Cedeño de Fernández
LegislatureCongress
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence
 - from Spain (ephemeral)December 1, 1821[2] 
 - from Haiti (official)February 27, 1844[2] (not recognized by Haiti until November 9, 1874)c[3] 
 - from Spain(restoration)August 16, 1863[2] (recognized on March 3, 1865) 
 - from the United StatesJuly 12, 1924[4] 
Area
 - Total48,442 km2 (131st)
18,704 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.7[5]
Population
 - 2010 census9,445,281[6]
 - Density197/km2 (65th)
501.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$135.738 billion[7] (74th)
 - Per capita$13,012[7]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$62.484 billion[7]
 - Per capita$5,894[7]
Gini (2010)positive decrease 47.2[8]
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.700[9]
high ·102nd
CurrencyPeso[2] (DOP)
Time zoneStandard Time Caribbean (UTC – 4:00[5])
Drives on theright
Calling code+1-809, +1-829, +1-849
ISO 3166 codeDO
Internet TLD.do[5]
a.Such as Asians and Arabs.
b.Dominican Republic overall DNA admixture is multiracial with a significant amount of Taíno DNA which is consistent with both the historical background of the nation but, being that Dominicans range from full Whites to full Blacks to Multiracial (mixed), these genetic findings are not assigned to the whole nation's population. Therefore, it does not suggest that Dominicans in general have Taíno DNA, but rather may or may not have it.
c.A covenant was signed between two commissions from both countries on July 26, 1867, but it did not enter into force because it was not approved by the Senate of Haiti.
Sources for area, capital, coat of arms, coordinates, flag, language, motto and names: [2]
For an alternate area figure of 48,730 km2, calling code 809 and Internet TLD: [5]
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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