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Capital: Santo Domingo
Climate: Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall. The average annual temperature fluctuates between 18°C/65° and 27°C/ 81°F.
Yahoo weather forecast for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Currency: National currency is the Dominican Peso. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter. Major credit cards are accepted.
Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60 Hz; two-pin plugs are standard. Visitors from abroad who wish to operate personal small electronic items should bring a plug adapter and a transformer.
Official Language: Spanish.
Political Status: Republic.
Population: 7,998,766 (July 1998 est.)
Shopping: The Dominican Republic is attractive to shoppers. You can choose from a great variety of arts and crafts, quality paintings, jewelry, clothes, foods and drinks from all over the world sold in the commercial centers and malls.
Time: 4 hours behind GMT.