Language: Dominican Spanish.
Area of the Dominican Republic: 48,442 km2
Population Dominican Republic estimate (2009): 10,090,000
Census 2002: 8,562,541
Turist destinations most knew: Luperón, Puerto Plata, Sosúa, Cabarete, Las Terrenas, Samaná, Punta Cana, La Romana, Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Casa de Campo.
The Dominican Republic is situated on the eastern part of the second-largest island in the Greater Antilles, Hispaniola. It shares the island roughly at a 2:1 ratio with Haiti.
The climate of the Dominican Republic is mostly tropical. Temperature average: 18º - 28º.
National flower: West Indian Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni).
Currency: Dominican peso RD$.
Accounts: RD$, US, EURO.
There are many political parties:
- Dominican Liberation Party: Partido de Liberación Dominicana (PLD): It is a conservative party.
- Dominican Revolutionary Party: Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD): It is a democratic social party.
- Social Christian Reformist Party: Partido Reformista Social Cristiano (PRSC).