General Information

  • Capital – Santo Domingo de Guzman
  • Population – 9,445.281 (2012)
  • Geo. Coordinates – 19 00 N, 70 40 W
  • Area – 48,442 Km²
  • Currency – Dominican peso
  • Independence – February 27, 1844
  • Government – Democratic Republic
  • Official Language – Spanish
  • Official Religion – Roman Catholic
  • National Bird – “Cigua Palmera”
  • National Flower – Flor de la Caoba