Dominican Republic: General

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The Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago. It is situated on the eastern part of Hispaniola, the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles. The western third of the island is occupied by Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries.

There are many small offshore islands and cays that are part of the Dominican territory. To the north, at distances of 100 to 200 km (65 to 130 mi.), are three extensive, largely submerged banks, which geographically are a southeast continuation of the Bahamas: Navidad Bank, Silver Bank, and Mouchoir Bank. Navidad Bank and Silver Bank have been officially claimed by the Dominican Republic.

(Last updated on 2021-10-12)

Local time

UTC (GMT) -04h00

AST - Atlantic Standard Time.

No Daylight Saving Time adjustments.

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(Last updated on 2021-07-07)

Telephone code

Country codes for Dominican Republic: +1 809, +1 829 and +1 849, plus seven-digit phone number for local subscriber.

The Dominican Republic is part of the North America Numbering Plan (NANP). The country code for all NANP countries is 1. The numbers that follow are used as area codes in the U.S. and Canada and serve a similar function in NANP areas.

(Last updated on 2021-02-16)


DOP = Dominican Peso [RD$] (subdivided into 100 Centavo [not in circulation])

(Last updated on 2018-05-25)

Official languages


(Last updated on 2018-05-04)


Metric system, although gasoline is sold by the U.S. gallon (3.785 liters).

(Last updated on 2018-03-30)


11'107'540 (23 Nov. 2022)

(Last updated on 2022-11-23)

General information sources

Review summary of Dominican Republic Economic Data.

(Last updated on 2022-06-09)

Wikipedia entry

Refer to Wikipedia site highlighting Dominican Republic.

(Last updated on 2015-11-13)

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