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About the D.R.

Country facts

Official Name Dominican Republic
Capital Santo Domingo
Area 48,442 Km2
Geographical Location Between 68' 19" and 72' 31" longitude west.
Between 17' 36" and 19' 56" latitude North.
Geographic boundaries To the North: Atlantic Ocean
To the South: Caribbean Sea or Antilles Sea
To the East: Canal La Mona
To the West: Republic of Haiti.
North-South Longitude 265 kms, from Cape Beata, in the far Southeast, to Cape Isabela, in the North.
East-West Longitude 390 kms, from Cape Engaño, in the East. to the community of Lajas. in the far West (on the border).
Population 10 million (2009)
Coasts (km) 1.288
Ports Barahona, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo
Marine Limited 6 (m.t); 200 (z.e.e.)
Administrative Division 31 Provinces and 1 National District
Currency Dominican Peso
Official Language Spanish
Official Religion Roman Catholic
National Holiday 27 February. National Independence Day
Governmental System Democratic Republic
Climate Tropical
Natural Resources Amber, Larimar, ferronickel, bauxite, coal, tin, marble, salt, gypsum, limestone, silver and gold.
National Flower The West Indian Mahogany
National Bird Palmchat or Cigua Palemera
Member of ONU, Caricom, OECO, FMI, OEA, LAIA

A Tour of D.R. with our National Symphony Orchestra

Concierto para Saxofon Alto y Orquesta 6:46
Autor: Bienvenido Bustamante (1923-2001).

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