The flag of the Dominican Republic

President: Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna (since 16 August 2004).

Government System: Representative Democracy

Capital City: Santo Domingo

Population: 8,950,034 (July 2005 est.)

Climate: Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall.

Internet Users: 500,000 (2003)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 2,120,400 (2003)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 84.7%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 71.44 years.

Natural Resources: Nickel, bauxite, gold, silver.

Industries: Tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco.

Agricultural Products: Sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs.

Export Partners: US 80%, South Korea 2.1%, Canada 1.9% (2004).

Import Partners: US 48.1%, Venezuela 13.5%, Colombia 4.8%, Mexico 4.8% (2004).

Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)

Flag Description: A centered white cross that extends to the edges divides the flag into four rectangles - the top ones are blue (hoist side) and red, and the bottom ones are red (hoist side) and blue; a small coat of arms featuring a shield supported by an olive branch (left) and a palm branch (right) is at the center of the cross; above the shield a blue ribbon displays the motto, DIOS, PATRIA, LIBERTAD (God, Fatherland, Liberty), and below the shield, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA appears on a red ribbon

To learn more about the Dominican Republic please click here: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from


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