Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Facts Capital: Santo DomingoGovernment Type: Democratic republicCurrency: DOPPopulation: 10,219,630Total Area: 18,791 Square Miles48,670 Square KilometersLocation: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of HaitiLanguage: Spanish LanguagesSpanish.   The Dominican People   Maintaining eye contact is crucial as it indicates interest. When shaking hands, use the appropriate greeting for the time of day "buenos dias", "buenas noches", or "buenas tardes". If invited to dinner at a Dominican's home bring a gift such as chocolates or pastries. Avoid gifts that are black or purple. They are considered mourning colors. Gifts are opened when received. Where to find more out about Dominican Republic President of Republica Dominicana