FACTS & FIGURES
POPULATION
8,581,477 (July 2001 est.)
AREA
18,810 square miles. Slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire
CURRENCY
Dominican peso (DOP)
EXCHANGE
1 US$ = 16.2250 DOP (January 2002 est.)
CAPITAL
The Dominican capital is Santo Domingo
GDP
$48.3 billion (2000 est.) purchasing power parity
GDP GROWTH
8% (2000 est.)
RESOURCES
Natural resources include: nickel, bauxite, gold, silver
INDUSTRIES
Tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco