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Dominican Republic

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Country Dominican Republic

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Region Caribbean
Area (sq km) 48,670
Border Haiti
Population 10,478,756
Nationality Dominican(s)
Ethnicity mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%
Religion Roman Catholic 95% other 5%
Language Spanish
Literacy 87%
Government Democratic Republic
Capital Santo Domingo
Leader President Danilo Medina Sanchez (since August 16, 2012); Vice President Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez (since August 16, 2012)
Currency Dominican peso (DOP)
Independence Day Feb. 27, 1844 (from Haiti)
National Holiday Independence Day (Feb. 27, 1844)
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