Dominican Republic – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Dominican Republic  


Nationality
         noun: Dominican(s)         adjective: Dominican


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Area        total: 48,730 sq km         land: 48,380 sq km         water: 350 sq km 

Population: 8,950,034 (July 2005 est.)  

Ethnic groups        white 16%        black 11%        mixed 73%  


Capital:
 Santo Domingo (1 560 000)


Largest Cities
        Santiago (370 000)        La Romana (135 000)        San Francisco de Macoris (125 000)


Official Language:
 Spanish


Religion:
 Roman Catholic 95%

Political system:
 representative democracy

GDP:
 purchasing power parity – $55.68 billion (2004 est.)  

GDP per head:
 purchasing power parity – $6,300 (2004 est.)

Annual growth:
1.7% (2004 est.)
GDP – composition by sector        agriculture: 10.7%         industry: 31.5%         services: 57.8% (2003)


Inflation:
 55% (2004 est.) 

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