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About Dominican Republic in detail
Where is Dominican Republic?
Dominican Republic, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 18 28 N 69 54 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti.
What is the capital city of Dominican Republic?
The capital city of Dominican Republic is: Santo Domingo.
What is the time in Santo Domingo?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Santo Domingo is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Dominican Republic?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Dominican Republic is: .do
What is the size of Dominican Republic?
The territory of Dominican Republic is total: 48,670 sq km; land: 48,320 sq km, water: 350 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Dominican Republic is slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire.
If we would like to walk around and discover Dominican Republic, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 376 km.
What is the water coverage of Dominican Republic?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Dominican Republic is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,288 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Dominican Republic?
The climate of Dominican Republic is tropical maritime: little seasonal temperature variation: seasonal variation in rainfall.
Geographical data of Dominican Republic
The elevation of Dominican Republic; mean elevation: 424 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Lago Enriquillo -46 m, highest point: Pico Duarte 3,175 m.
The typical geographical details of Dominican Republic include rugged highlands and mountains interspersed with fertile valleys.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Dominican Republic is shares island of Hispaniola with Haiti (eastern two-thirds makes up the Dominican Republic, western one-third is Haiti).
Resources and land use of Dominican Republic
The country’s main mined products are nickel, bauxite, gold, silver, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 51.5%; arable land 16.6%; permanent crops 10.1%; permanent pasture 24.8%; forest: 40.8%; other: 7.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Dominican Republic
The number of inhabitants of Dominican Republic is 10,606,865 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that coastal development is significant, especially in the southern coastal plains and the Cibao Valley, where population density is highest; smaller population clusters exist in the interior mountains (Cordillera Central).
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 79% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Dominican Republic is concentrated in SANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.945 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Dominican Republic
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%.
Spoken languages in Dominican Republic
The spoken languages in Dominican Republic are the following: Spanish (official language).
What are the most important religions in Dominican Republic?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%.
Further population data of Dominican Republic
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.06% (male 1,460,389 / female 1,410,226) 15-24 years: 18.3% (male 989,020 / female 952,375) 25-54 years: 39.54% (male 2,146,082 / female 2,047,860) 55-64 years: 7.67% (male 409,166 / female 403,977) 65 years and over: 7.43% (male 363,791 / female 423,979) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Dominican Republic is 1.21% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Dominican Republic the birth rate is 18.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Dominican Republic, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Dominican Republic, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Dominican Republic are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Dominican Republic
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, but in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy’s largest employer, due to growth in construction, tourism, and free tradeThe economy is highly dependent upon the US, the destination for approximately half of exports. Remittances from the US amount to about 7% of GDP, equivalent to about a third of exports and two-thirds of tourism receipts. The Central America-Dominican RepThe Dominican Republic’s economy rebounded from the global recession in 2010-16, and the fiscal situation is improving. A tax reform package passed in November 2012, a reduction in government spending, and lower energy costs helped to narrow the central g.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Dominican Republic is $71.46 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Dominican Republic is 5.9% (2016 estimate) 7% (2015 estimate) 7.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Dominican Republic this is $15,900 (2016 estimate) $15,200 (2015 estimate) $14,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Dominican Republic produces?
The main agricultural products of Dominican Republic are cocoa, tobacco, sugarcane, coffee, cotton, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, sugar processing, gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco, electrical components, medical devices. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, sugar processing, gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco, electrical components, medical devices.
Drinking water source in Dominican Republic
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 85.4% of the population, rural: 81.9% of the population, total: 84.7% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 14.6% of the population, rural: 18.1% of the population, total: 15.3% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Dominican Republic
In Dominican Republic, the average number of delivery is 2.31 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Dominican Republic
The average age of the population is total: 27.8 years; male: 27.6 years, female: 28 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Dominican Republic it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory; married persons regardless of age can vote.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Dominican Republic is -1.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Dominican Republic. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 2 years.
Is Dominican Republic a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Dominican Republic
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Dominican Republic density of the hospital beds is 1.7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Dominican Republic the degree of risk: highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne disease: dengue fever. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Dominican Republic the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Dominican Republic is 23% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Dominican Republic? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Dominican Republic are lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts.
More interesting facts about Dominican Republic
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; The Taino – indigenous inhabitants of Hispaniola prior to the arrival of the Europeans – divided the island into five chiefdoms and territories. Christopher COLUMBUS explored and claimed the island on his first voyage in 1492; it became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. In 1697, Spain recognized French dominion over the western third of the island, which in 1804 became Haiti. The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in 1821 but was conquered and ruled by the Haitians for 22 years; it finally attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844. In 1861, the Dominicans voluntarily returned to the Spanish Empire, but two years later they launched a war that restored independence in 1865. A legacy of unsettled, mostly non-representative rule followed, capped by the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas TRUJILLO from 1930 to 1961. Juan BOSCH was elected president in 1962 but was deposed in a military coup in 1963. In 1965, the US led an intervention in the midst of a civil war sparked by an uprising to restore BOSCH. In 1966, Joaquin BALAGUER defeated BOSCH in the presidential election. BALAGUER maintained a tight grip on power for most of the next 30 years when international reaction to flawed elections forced him to curtail his term in 1996. Since then, regular competitive elections have been held in which opposition candidates have won the presidency. Former President Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna (first term 1996-2000) won election to a new term in 2004 following a constitutional amendment allowing presidents to serve more than one term, and was later reelected to a second consecutive term. In 2012, Danilo MEDINA Sanchez became president; he was reelected in 2016.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Dominican Republic: 27 February 1844 (from Haiti).
The flag and other symbols of Dominican Republic
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, a centered white cross that extends to the edges divides the flag into four rectangles – the top ones are blue (hoist side) and red, and the bottom ones are red (hoist side) and blue; a small coat of arms featuring a shield supported by a laurel branch (left) and a palm branch (right) is at the center of the cross; above the shield a blue ribbon displays the motto, DIOS, PATRIA, LIBERTAD (God, Fatherland, Liberty), and below the shield, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA appears on a red ribbon; in the shield a bible is opened to a verse that reads “Y la verdad nos hara libre” (And the truth shall set you free); blue stands for liberty, white for salvation, and red for the blood of heroes.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Dominican Republic: palmchat (bird); national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Dominican Republic
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Dominican Republic?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Dominican Republic is a civil law system based on the French civil code; Criminal Procedures Code modified in 2004 to include important elements of an accusatory system.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Dominican Republic, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of the Senate or Senado (32 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms) and the House of Representatives or Camara de Diputados (190 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: Senate – last held on 15 May 2016 (next to be held in May 2020); House of Representatives – last held on 15 May 2016 (next to be held in May 2020)election results: Senate – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – PLD 26, 2PRM, 1 BIS, 1 PLRD, 1 PRD, PRSC 1; House of Representatives – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – PLD 106, PRM 42, PRSC 18, PRD 16, PLRD 3, other 5.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Dominican Republic
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Dominican Republic the labor force is 5.113 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Dominican Republic is total: 18.1 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 20 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 16.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Dominican Republic is 13.8% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Dominican Republic, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.9% highest 10%: 37.4% (2013 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Dominican Republic, the GINI index is .47,1 (2013 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Dominican Republic, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 1.9% highest 10%: 37.4% (2013 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Dominican Republic
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Dominican Republic is; revenues: $11.17 billion, expenditures: $13 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 15.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Dominican Republic is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Dominican Republic
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 1.9% (2016 estimate), 0.8% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 15.2% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Dominican Republic is: $9.822 billion (2016 estimate), $9.523 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: gold, silver, cocoa, sugar, coffee, tobacco, meats, consumer goods.
The most important imported products are petroleum, foodstuffs, cotton and fabrics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 42%, China 9.2%, Venezuela 5.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 4.5%, Mexico 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Dominican Republic
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Dominican Republic, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 13.2% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 1.6% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Dominican Republic, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Dominican Republic; relatively efficient system based on island-wide microwave radio relay networkdomestic: fixed-line teledensity is about 10 per 100 persons; multiple providers of mobile-cellular service with a subscribership of nearly 85 per 100 persons international: country code – 1-809; 1-829; 1-849; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1), Antillas 1, AMX-1, and the Fibralink submarine cables that provide links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and US; satellite ear (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Dominican Republic
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Dominican Republic: 36 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Dominican Republic: total: 19,705 km, paved: 9,872 km, unpaved: 9,833 km (2002).
The total length of the waterways in Dominican Republic: N/A.
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Facts & data about Dominican Republic
Name of the country: conventional long form: Dominican Republic, conventional short form: The Dominican, local long form: Republica Dominicana, local short form: La Dominicana, etymology: the country name derives from the capital city of Santo Domingo (Saint Dominic).
|Abbrevation: Dominican Republic||Geographic coordinates:
19 00 N, 70 40 W
|Country location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo||GPS of the Capital:
18 28 N 69 54 W
|Position: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti|
|Land area: total: 48,670 sq km; land: 48,320 sq km, water: 350 sq km||Terrain: rugged highlands and mountains interspersed with fertile valleys
||Area comparative: slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire|
|Population: 10,606,865 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.21% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.86 male(s) / female, total population: 1.03 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $9.822 billion (2016 estimate), $9.523 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $16.67 billion (2016 estimate), $16.86 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 42%, China 9.2%, Venezuela 5.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 4.5%, Mexico 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 79% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.945 million (2015)||Median age: total: 27.8 years; male: 27.6 years, female: 28 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 5.442 million. Percent of the population: 51.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,304,968. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 8.797 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 84 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 13.8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Dominican(s) adjective: Dominican||National holidays: Independence Day, 27 February (1844)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.1 years. Male: 75.9 years, female: 80.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.31 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 91.8%; male: 91.2%, female: 92.3% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the French civil code; Criminal Procedures Code modified in 2004 to include important elements of an accusatory system||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory; married persons regardless of age can vote|
|Industries: tourism, sugar processing, gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco, electrical components, medical devices||Industrial production growth rate: 7% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 5.9% (2016 estimate) 7% (2015 estimate) 7.3% (2014 estimate)|
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