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Bilateral Relations   Dominican Republic  


LAND AREA48,730sq.kms. (Located at 120 kms. South East of Miami, Florida, USA).
POPULATION9.76 Million (2008)
CAPITALSanto Domingo (other cities Santiago de los Caballeros, San Francisco de Macoris, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Higue and Samana).
CURRENCYDominican Peso (RD $) 35.625 RD$ = 1 US$ ( March 2009)
SYSTEM OF GOVT.Representative Democracy.
HEAD OF STATE AND HEAD OF GOVT.President Dr. Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna. (Third term)
RULING POLITICAL PARTYDominican Liberation Party (PLD).
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTSSugarcane, Coffee, Cocoa, tobacco, Rice, Beans, Potato, Corn, Banana, Dairy products.
INDUSTRIESSugar , Ferro-nickel & gold mining, Textiles, Cement, Tobacco, Tourism,
GDP (PPP BASIS)US$ 83.33 billion (2008) est.
EXPORTUS$7.17 billion (FOB 2008 est )
IMPORTUS$16.02 billion (FOB 2008 est )
GDP GROWTH RATE5.5 % (2008)
GDP PER CAPITAUSD$8800 (2008 est )
MAJOR ITEMS OF EXPORTFerro-nickel, Sugar, Gold, Silver, Coffee, Cocoa, Tobacco, Consumer goods.
MAJOR ITEMS OF IMPORTPetroleum products, Cotton & fabrics, chemicals & Pharmaceuticals.
MAJOR TRADING PARTNERSUS, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Colombia


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