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The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean country covering a total area of 18,704 square miles. The estimated population of the nation is ten million.
Santo Domingo is the capital city. Covering a total area of 40.3 square miles, it is the largest city in the country.
Today, Dominican Republic is a developing country and functions in the framework of a Representative Democracy whwerby the President is both the head of state and government.
Leonel Fernandez is the current President.
The second-largest economy in Central American and the Caribbean, the economy of Dominican Republic rests primarily on the services sector. The abundance of natural resources in the country has led mining to develop rapidly. Agriculture is a significant part of the economy Tobacco, coffee and sugar are the main export items of Dominican republic.
As seen in the recent years, tourism is also boosting the economy. Some of the major tourist destinations include the Pico Duarte, Bahia de Las Aguilas, Jarabacoa, Constanza, Central Highlands, and the North Coast. The capital city, Santo Domingo is home to a number of tourist places like Museum of Alcazar, National Pantheon, Altar de la Patria, Independencia Park, Colon Park, the Puerta del Conde, the Puerta de la Misericordia, and the Catedral Santa Maria La Menor.
Last updated on : March 02, 2012