Country Info >> Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, known primarily for its tourism, sugar, coffee and tobacco industries, has enjoyed strong GDP growth since 2005, with double digit growth in 2006.   In recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer due to growth in tourism and free trade zones. The economy is highly dependent upon the US, the source of nearly 80% of exports, and remittances represent about a tenth of GDP, equivalent to almost half of exports and t ... More >>

Country Statistics

Capital
Santo Domingo
Government Type
Democratic Republic
Leadership
President Fernandez Reyna
Language
Spanish
Primary Religion(s)
Roman Catholic (95%)

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