Facts & Figures

The Dominican Republic (DR) is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area (after Cuba) at 48,511 Km2 and by population with approximately 10.5 million people. The capital and the largest city is Santo Domingo, which is also the largest city in the Caribbean. Santo Domingo has a population of 970,000 with a metropolitan population of nearly 3 million.

The DR is the eighth largest economy in Latin America and the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Though long known for its agriculture and mining, Dominican economy relies nowadays mostly on services.

The DR has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past 25 years. The share of Dominicans living in poverty (about 152 Dominican pesos a day) has also substantially declined from 36.4 per cent in 2014 to 30.5 per cent in 2016, according to official estimates (World Bank Group).

COUNTRY SIZE
48,511 km²

CAPITAL
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional.

POPULATION
10,648,791 (2016)

CURRENCY
Dominican Pesos (DOP)

LABOUR FORCE
4.9 million (2016)

SIZE OF ECONOMY (GDP)
US$71,583 million

GDP PER CAPITA
US$6,722 (2016)

GDP GROWTH
6.6% (2016)

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