GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $54.4 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $93.23 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or $9,300 (GBP)


Capital: Santo Domingo

Population (Estimated July 2012): 10,088,598

Area: 48,671 km2 or 18,792 mi2

Currency: Dominican Peso (RD$)

Official Language: Spanish

Political Information: Unitary Democratic Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 95% of the population are Roman Catholic and 5% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Pico Duarte 3,175m or 10,417ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -4:00



Counties/Provinces/States: 31 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 district* (distrito); Azua, Bahoruco, Barahona, Dajabon, Distrito Nacional*, Duarte, El Seibo, Elias Pina, Espaillat, Hato Mayor, Independencia, La Altagracia, La Romana, La Vega, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Monsenor Nouel, Monte Cristi, Monte Plata, Pedernales, Peravia, Puerto Plata, Salcedo, Samana, San Cristobal, San Jose de Ocoa, San Juan, San Pedro de Macoris, Sanchez Ramirez, Santiago, Santiago Rodriguez, Santo Domingo, Valverde


Leaders: President Leonel Fernández and Rafael Alburquetque as Vice President.


Additional: The Dominican Republic has been subject to many wars for independence and internal conflict yet they have managed to build the second largest economy of the Caribbean and Central American region.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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