Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 48,730 km²

Geography – rugged mountains and fertile valleys

Language – Spanish

Religion – 95% Roman Catholic, 5% Other

Monetary Unit – Peso

 

Natural Resources – nickel, bauxite, gold, silver

Agriculture – sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs

Industry – tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco

Map of Dominican Republic

Neighbouring Countries – Haiti

Population – 10,349,741 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.25%

Average Life Expectancy – 77.8

Capital City – Santo Domingo ( 2,907,100 )

Highest Mountain – Pico Duarte (3,175 m)

Longest River – Yaque Del Norte (298 km)

Climate – tropical, hot, wet 25°C to 30°C

Yearly Rainfall – 145 cm (approx) mostly May to November

 

Plant Life – typical rainforest vegetation, scrub woodland, savanna grasses, mahogany, pine

Animal Life – wild boar, small rodents

Bird Life – ducks, pigeons, dove, flamingo

Fish Aquatic Life – mackerel, mullet, bonito, yellowtail snapper

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Dominican Republic. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/dominican_republic.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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