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Dominican Republic
República Dominicana  (Spanish)
Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish)
"God, Homeland, Freedom"
Anthem: Quisqueyanos Valientes
Valiant Quisqueyans 
Location of Dominican Republic
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]a)
DemonymDominican
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
Danilo Medina
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández
LegislatureCongress
Senate
Chamber 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]
August 16, 1863[2] (recognized on March 3, 1865)
• from the United States (occupation)
July 12, 1924[4]
Area
• Total
48,442 km2 (18,704 sq mi) (128th)
• Water (%)
0.7[5]
Population
• 2016 estimate
10,075,045[6] (88th)
• 2010 census
9,478,612[7]
• Density
197/km2 (510.2/sq mi) (65th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$174.180 billion[8] (72nd)
• Per capita
$17,096[8] (76th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$76.850 billion[8] (67th)
• Per capita
$7,543[8] (74th)
Gini (2012) 47.1[9]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.722[10]
high · 99th
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]
  1. Race was dropped from the census after 1960.
  2. Including Arabs as well.
  3. 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 July 9, 2017


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