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Dominican Republic Facts & Figures

Flag of Dominican Republic
Land area: 48,381 sq km (18,680 sq mi)
Total area: 48,730 sq km (18,815 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 9,650,054
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Santo Domingo - 2,851,300
Other large cities: Santiago de los Caballeros - 908,230
Currency: Dominican Peso
Language: Spanish
Religion: Roman Catholic 95%
Ethnicity: Caucasian 16%, African 11%, mixed 73%
Time zone: GMT-4 (no daylight saving time adjustments)
Electricity:AC 110V/60Hz; North American standard plugs are used

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
A resort in Puerto Plata
photo by laverrue
The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second largest island in the Greater Antilles, Hispaniola. The nation shares the island roughly at a 2:1 ratio with Haiti. The whole country measures an area of 48,921 kmē making it the second largest country in the Antilles after Cuba.

The country's mainland has three mountain ranges: Cordillera Central (starting from Haiti towards east crossing the island), Cordillera Septentrional, and Cordillera Oriental in the East. In between the Central and Septentrional mountain ranges lies the rich and fertile Cibao valley. This major valley is home to the city of Santiago de los Caballeros and to most of the farming areas in the nation. The country's capital and greatest metropolitan area, Santo Domingo, is located at the southern shore.

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Beaches on the northeast coast Cliffs on the northeast coast Playa Grande, northeast coast Playa Grande, northeast coast 

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