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Dominican Republic

República Dominicana  (Spanish)
Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish)
"God, Homeland, Freedom"
Anthem: ¡Quisqueyanos Valientes!
Valiant Quisqueyans! 
Location of the 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
(2014)[1][2]
Religion
(2017)[1]
Demonym(s)Dominican
Quisqueyan (colloquial)[3]
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic[4]
Luis Abinader
Raquel Peña de Antuña
LegislatureCongress
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Formation
December 1, 1821
February 9, 1822
February 27, 1844
1844–1861[5]
1861–1865
August 16, 1863[5]
July 11, 1865[6]
May 5, 1916
July 12, 1924[7]
April 24, 1965
• Fourth Republic
July 1, 1966
June 13, 2015[8][9]
Area
• Total
48,671 km2 (18,792 sq mi) (128th)
• Water (%)
0.7[4]
Population
• 2018 estimate
10,878,246[10] (86th)
• 2010 census
9,445,281[11]
• Density
220/km2 (569.8/sq mi) (65th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$215.999 billion[12]
• Per capita
$20,625[12]
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$96.291 billion[12]
• Per capita
$9,195 [12]
Gini (2018)Negative increase 43.7[13]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.745[14]
high · 89th
CurrencyPeso[15] (DOP)
Time zoneUTC  – 4:00[4] (Atlantic Standard Time)
Driving sideright
Calling code+1-809, +1-829, +1-849
ISO 3166 codeDO
Internet TLD.do[4]
Sources for area, capital, coat of arms, coordinates, flag, language, motto and names: [15]
For an alternate area figure of 48,730 km2 (18,810 sq mi), calling code 809 and Internet TLD: [4]
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Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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