interesting facts about Dominican Republic

21 Dynamic Facts about Dominican Republic

Want to learn a little more about the countries of the Caribbean? Take a look at these 21 interesting facts about the Dominican Republic!

  1. Dominican Republic is a large, mountainous country in the Caribbean Sea.
  2. It shares a single border with Haiti to the west. It also has a coastline along the Caribbean Sea to the north, east and south.
  3. This beautiful country has an area of 18,704 square miles (48,442 square kilometres).
Facts about the Dominican Republic

Flag of the Dominican Republic

  1. This makes it the second largest nation in the West Indies.
  2. The international dialling code for Dominican Republic is +1809.
  3. Dominican Republic’s population was 10.63 million in 2018.
  1. The capital city is called Santo Domingo; it covers an area of 40.3 square miles (104.4 square kilometres) and has a population of 2.2 million (2011).
  2. Dominican Republic’s terrain is made up of rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys, along with perfect sandy beaches and crisp clear water – perfect for exploring or relaxing!
  3. Around 25% of Dominican Republic’s land and coastline is protected as a national park, reserve or sanctuary. This is to ensure its amazing flora and fauna will be able to be enjoyed for many years to come!

facts about Dominican Republic

  1. This incredible country was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his first trip in 1492!
  2. Dominican Republic is home to Lago Enriquillo which is a large, hypersaline lake that boasts around 400 species of crocodile… not suitable for a spot of midnight skinny dipping then!
  3. For a spot of eco-tourism full of clear blue water, perfect sandy beaches and delicious rum, head for the coordinates of Dominican Republic, which are 19.0000° N, 70.6667°
  4. The national sport of Dominican Republic is baseball!
  1. Dominican Republic enjoys a tropical maritime climate with little seasonal temperature variation. Sounds idyllic, let’s go!
  2. The average life expectancy here is a sunny 73.69 years (2017).
  3. The Red Iguana Ricordi is a species of Iguana unique to the island of Hispaniola (consisting of Dominican Republic and Haiti).
interesting facts about the Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo Marina, La Romana, Dominican Republic

  1. The official currency of Dominican Republic is Dominican Peso.
  2. Spanish is the official language of Dominican Republic.
  3. Dominican Republic grows coffee, sugarcane, cacao and cotton and rears cattle.
  4. The country’s industry consists of tourism, textiles, sugar processing and ferronickel and gold mining.
  5. Dominican Republic exports sugar, gold, ferronickel, silver, tobacco, cocoa and coffee.

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