Dominican Republic profile

A Haitian worker cuts sugar cane in a field in San Pedro, Dominican Republic Many Haitians work in the sugar cane industry in the Dominican Republic
  • Full name: Dominican Republic
  • Population: 10.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Area: 48,072 sq km (18,696 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Dominican peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Ferronickel, sugar, gold, silver, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, meats
  • GNI per capita: US$ 5,240 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .do

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