Travel Information for Dominican Republic
Time zone:GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Spanish
Currency: Dominican pesos (DOP)

1 = RD$0.00, $1 = RD$46.99, £1 = RD$62.49

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.doInternational Dialling Code:    1809

For help planning your trip to Dominican Republic including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Dominican Republic trip planning page.

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

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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 WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 59/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 86/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 62/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 115/174
Overall Ranking:    80/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.