The Dominican Republic located on an island in the Caribbean, and only shares a boarder with Haiti. It is a relatively small country, with an area of approximately 48,670 square kilometers. Originally a colony a Spain, the Dominican Republic gained its independence permanently in 1865. The country is a democratic republic with three primary branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial.

General Information
Official Name: 
Dominican Republic, República Dominicana
Capitol: 
Santo Domingo
Population: 
10,602,000
Languages: 
Spanish
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
48,671
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1865
Online Profiles
Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$62.790 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$10,326 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
2.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.70
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
47.20
Unemployment: 
15.00%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
BCIE: Central American Bank for Economic Integration
CariCom: Caribbean Community
CD: Community of Democracies
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
Pacific Alliance
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
Petrocaribe
SICA: Central American Integration System
Union Latina
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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