|Time zone:||GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Dominican pesos (DOP)|
€1 = RD$0.00, $1 = RD$46.99, £1 = RD$62.49
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.do||International Dialling Code: 1809|
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Further information on Dominican Republic
Discover more about Dominican Republic - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 48,730 sq km (350 sq km under water)
Coastline: 1,288 km (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): Haiti (360km)
Climate: Tropical maritime climate with little seasonal temperature variation. Subject to severe hurricanes between July and October. Temperatures in the mountains much cooler than the south-west desert.
Highest mountain: Pico Duarte (3,175m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Dominican Republic from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||59/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||86/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||62/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||115/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Dominican Republic Status: Independent Country
Population: 10,349,741 (rank: 86/196) Density: 212.3 people/sq km (rank: 39/196)
Ethnic groups: mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
GDP (PPP): $101 billion GDP per capita: $9,700 (rank: 98/195)