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About the Dominican Republic...
(pronounced Doh-minni-kan Republic)

Area Code (809)


The Dominican Republic is one of the oldest societies and cultures in the Americas. It occupies two-thirds of the island of La Hispaniola, the second-largest island in the Caribbean, and it shares its only border in the West with Haiti. Every year, in February and August, it's Carnival time. Elaborate costumes and fabulous homed masks supply the colour, while the Merengue music sets the mood.

Weddings (as of 29 Sept,. 2007):
Cost: $125
Documents: Two witnesses need to be present (with photo I.D.) Passports for the couple and for any foreign witnesses. Birth certificate. Documents must be translated into Spanish.
(Source: The Toronto Star)


Area: 18,712 square miles
Population: About 7.29 million
Capital: Santo Domingo
Airport: (Capital) Las Americas - SDO
Language: Spanish
Voltage: 110 volts, 60 cycles
Currency: Peso, variable against US$.
(US$1.00 = RD$14.60
Jan 1998)

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