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Dominican Republic
República Dominicana  (Spanish)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish)
"God, Homeland, 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]b)
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 States (occupation)July 12, 1924[4] 
Area
 • Total48,442 km2 (128th)
18,704 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.7[5]
Population
 • 2016 estimate10,075,045[6] (88th)
 • 2010 census9,478,612[7]
 • Density197/km2 (65th)
501.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$159.32 billion[8] (72nd)
 • Per capita$15,777[8] (76th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$71.43 billion[8] (67th)
 • Per capita$7,074[8] (74th)
Gini (2012) 47.1[9]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.715[10]
high ·101st
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.Race was dropped from the census after 1960.
b.Including Arabs as well.
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 October 9, 2016


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