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Customs and Traditions of Dominican Republic

Customs and Traditions of Dominican Republic

Language The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish. Along the border with Haiti, they speak French, in the mountainous regions (Saman, San Pedro de Macoris) – in English. Travel companies also use English, German and French to communicate with tourists. Religion According to Countryaah, most of the country’s population adheres to the Catholic faith (95%). 70% of mulattos and mestizos live on the territory of the republic, 15% of blacks and 15% of whites. In the Dominican Republic,…

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Dominican Republic Geography

Dominican Republic Geography

Dominican Republic – key data Area: 48,670 square kilometers (48,320 square kilometers of land thereof, water 350 square kilometers) Population: 9.96 million (July 2011, CIA). About 70 percent of the population are mulattos, blacks and whites form important minorities with 15% each. Population density: 204 people per kmĀ² Population growth: 1.331% per year (2011, CIA) Highest point: Pico Duarte, 3,098 m, highest mountain in the Caribbean Lowest point: Lago Enriquillo, -46 m Capital: Santo Domingo (2.3 million residents with suburbs,…

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