Dominican Republic: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Santo Domingo (& largest city)

Population: 10 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Spanish

President: Danilo Medina

Vice President: Margarita Cedeño de Fernández

Currency:  Peso (DOP)

Area: 48,442 km2 (18,704 mi2)

Dialing Code: +1-809, +1-829, +1-849

Time Zone: Standard Time Caribbean (UTC-4)

Demonym: Dominican (what’s this?)

EndonymRepública Dominicana
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 911 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 18

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 120 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B (define)

Country Code (ISO): DO (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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