Dominican Republic

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About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is part of the Hispaniola Antilles (shared with Haiti) of the Caribbean Islands. This central American country is part of the Spanish Colonization

The economy of the country is considered to be the largest in the region. It has the second largest gold mine in the world. The country also exports various agricultural products such as sugar, cocoa, and coffee.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionNorthern America
Capital CitySanto Domingo
Government TypeUnitary presidential republic
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyDominican peso, DOP
Phone Code +1-809, 1-829, 1-849
Important CitiesSantiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo Oeste, Santo Domingo Este, Santo Domingo Norte, San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Concepción de la Vega, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, Los Alcarrizos, San Francisco de Macoris, San Cristóbal, Salvaleón de Higüey, Santa Cruz de Barahona, Bonao, San Juan de la Maguana, Baní, Bajos de Haina
National DayIndependence Day (Feb-27)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking115
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Forestry,Mining
Major ExportsNatural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Electrical machinery and equipment, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Iron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Plastics and articles thereof, Footwear, gaiters and the like, Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Cotton, Plastics and articles thereof, Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their derivatives, dyes, pigments, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Organic chemicals, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Miscellaneous chemical products
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Electrical machinery and equipment, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Plastics and articles thereof, Pharmaceutical products, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Iron and steel, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard, Articles of iron or steel, Cereals
Major Imports from IndiaNatural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Iron and steel, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, Lead and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof, Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Electrical machinery and equipment, Copper and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and the Dominican Republic has increased significantly in last few years, with balance of trade in favour of DR. Two way trade increased to US $ 900.23 million in 2016-17. Main items of India’s exports are cotton textiles and readymade garments, drugs and pharmaceuticals, furniture, transport equipment, manufactures of metals, chemicals, plastic and linoleum products, tea, processed foods and marine products. Gold accounts for 70.20 % of DR exports to India in 2016.
Bordering NationsHaiti 
Member of(United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr. Reginal Kawas
Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of India in Santo Domingo
AutoHas Av John F. Kennedy esq. Gracita Alvarez, Santo Domingo (*Under E/I Havana).
Email: regi@autohaus.com.do
Phone: 001-809-3344111 (O)
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy Of The Dominican Republic
B-1/20, Ground Floor, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi,Delhi (NCT)-110057
Email: embadom@dr-embassy-india.com
Phone: 91-11-43425000