Dominican Republic Overview
Dominican Republic is the country that makes up the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. Haiti covers the island’s western end. The Dominican Republic is in the West Indies island group, about 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. The country is a land of fertile valleys and forested mountains.
For those who can overcome beach inertia, the Dominican Republic reveals some spectacular scenery, including the Caribbean’s highest peak, the verdant Pico Duarte, and it’s lowest point, Lake Enriquillo.
The Dominican Republic has a warm, tropical climate all year. Temperatures vary little and seldom go below 60 °F (16 °C) or above 90 °F (32 °C). The rainy season lasts from May to November in the south and from December to April in the north. Hurricanes sometimes strike the Dominican Republic.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
CAPITAL: Santo Domingo
POPULATION: 9.5 million
CURRENCY: Dominican Peso
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: DO
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +809
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4