The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It's known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain.

Capital city Santo Domingo has Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries in its Zona Colonial district.

Dominican Republic > República Dominicana (Spanish)

Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish) > "God, Homeland, Freedom"

Capital and largest city > Santo Domingo

Official languages > Spanish

Ethnic groups > 72.9% Mixed, 16.1% White, 10.9% Black, 0.1% Yellow

Government > Unitary presidential republic

President > Danilo Medina

Currency > Peso

Time zone > Standard Time Caribbean (UTC −4:00)

Drives on the right!


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