Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean of the North American continent, with a population of 10,088,598, making
it the 85th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Santo Domingo with a total population of 2,907,100. The
country encompasses 48,730 square kilometers making it the 130th  largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and Haiti.

President Danilo M
edina Sanchez is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice
President Margarita C
edeno De Fernandez, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for four years
and is eligible for a second term. Its form of government is a democratic republic and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 28th of November 1996.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Spanish. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic and other.
As sources of mass communication it has 120 AM, 56 FM, 4 Short Wave and 25 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Pico Duarte, its highest point at 3,175 meters, and Lago Enriquillo, its lowest point at –46
meters. Its principal waterway is the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 1,285 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel
and gold mining, textiles, cement and tobacco. Its official currency is the  Dominican Peso.

Here’s something you may not know about Dominican Republic. Today this beautiful island of outgoing people and
stunning scenery is currently the major tourist attraction in the Caribbean.
Dominican Republic
beach on the
Caribbean Sea-  
Dominican Republic's
lowest point
Sunset in the
Dominican Republic
Dominican kids
Tradtional Dominican
Republic dress
Fish- a staple of the
Dominican Republic
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Updated 08 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.9% (2009 est.)


Bahia de Samana
Climbers on Pico
Duarte- Dominican
Republic's highest point
Iglesia Sagrado
Corazonde Jesus
church in Moca on the
Haiti border
Independence Park in
Santo Domingo
Lago Enriquillo-
Dominican Republic's
lowest point
Bonoa in central
Dominican Republic
Isla Beata- Dominican
southernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
Isla Saona on the
Caribbean Sea
Luperon- Dominican
northernmost point on
the Atlantic coast
Punta Cuna- the
easternmost tip of the
Dominican Republic
Dajabon- Dominican
Republic border
crossing with Haiti
Rio Artibonito-
Dominican Republic's
westernmost point on
the border with Haiti
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Santo Domingo-
Dominican Republic's
capital and largest city
Monte Christi on
Manzanillo Bay on
Dominican Republic's
northwest Caribbean