total $9.822 billion (2016 est.)
$9.523 billion (2015 est.)
gold, silver, cocoa, sugar, coffee, tobacco, meats, consumer goods
US 42.5%, Haiti 16.5%, Canada 8.1%, India 4.8% (2015)
$16.67 billion (2016 est.)
$16.86 billion (2015 est.)
petroleum, foodstuffs, cotton and fabrics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals
US 42%, China 9.2%, Venezuela 5.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 4.5%, Mexico 4.4% (2015)
The Hispaniola is the island where the Dominican Republic is located, along with Haiti. It was the first place reached by Christopher Columbus, who originally named it La Española.
The Dominican Republic is the oldest country of the Americas, the first place reached by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Santo Domingo is the first capital city of North and South America and houses the first cathedral the first university and the first hospital!
The Dominican Republic fought for their independence from Spain, Haiti and the United States!
The Colonial City of Santo Domingo was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1990.