Country: Dominican Republic

Population: 9,365,818

Capital: Santo Domingo

Time Zone: UTC-4

Currency Name: Dominican peso (DOP)

Government Type: Democratic Republic

Languages: Spanish

Ethnic Breakdown: mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%

Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%

Major Cities: Santo Domingo

Phone Country Code: 1-809

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: mid-December - mid-April

Voltage: 110 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Colonial City of Santo Domingo was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990.