Country Description

 

Country Facts  
Capital: Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Population: 8,833,634 (July 2004 est.)
Area: 48,730 sq. km.
Currency: Dominican peso (RD$)
Independence: February 27, 1844 (from Haiti)
Government: Representative Democracy
Official Language: Spanish
Official Religion: Roman Catholic
National Bird: Palmchat (Dulus dominicus)
National Flower: The Mahogany flower
Founding Father: Juan Pablo Duarte
President: Leonel Fernández (since August 2004)
Vice President: Rafael Alburquerque (since August 2004)

Currency
The Dominican Peso is freely exchangeable to the dollar and other major currencies. For the daily exchange rate visit: www.bancentral.gov.do


 


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