Dominican Republic

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  • President: Danilo Medina (2012)

  • Land area: 18,680 sq mi (48,381 sq km); total area: 18,815 sq mi (48,730 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 10,349,741 (growth rate: 1.25%); birth rate: 18.97/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.63/1000; life expectancy: 77.8

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Santo Domingo, 2.191 million

  • Other large city: Santiago de los Caballeros, 501,800

  • Monetary unit: Dominican Peso

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