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God, Homeland, Liberty

 

General


Population: 9,956,648 (2011)
Land Area: 48,730 sq km
Natural Resources: Nickel, bauxite, gold, silver
Capital: Santo Domingo
Political System: Federal Republic
State Leader: Leonel Fernandez Reyna (2004)
Languages: Spanish
Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Other 5%
Major Ethnicities: Mixed 73%, Caucasian 16%, African 11%
Life Expectancy: 77.31 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 50.87 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 84.94 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 11.5%, Industry 21%, Services 67.5% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 14,6%, Industry 22,3%, Services 63,1% (2005)
Industries: Tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs
Human Development Index: 0.689 (98th)
Tourism Revenue: 2.7 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 14.2% (2010)

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Army Size: 24 500 (2004)
Budget: 0.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Dominican Republic is located in the Greater Antilles, it shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. The Dominican Republic has been moving towards a more and more liberal economy, and it is now the largest economy in the Antilles region.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Dominican Republic
Wikipedia: Dominican Republic
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/DOM.html

Updated on: December 15, 2011