DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Tyrese gilmore

People & society: population

Population: 10,606,865 (July 2016)

Natural resources

nickel, bauxite, gold, silver, arable land

land Usage

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environmental issues

The Type of government that the Dominican republic is a Representative democracy because of the 3 branches are divided

Economy

The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, but in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in construction, tourism, and free trade zones.

agriculture products 

cocoa, tobacco, sugarcane, coffee, cotton, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs

industries 

tourism, sugar processing, gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco, electrical components, medical devices

total labor force 

5.113 million (2016 est.)

labor force by occupation 

agriculture: 14.4%

industry: 20.8%

services: 64.7% (2014 est.)

Exports

total $9.822 billion (2016 est.)

$9.523 billion (2015 est.)

Commodities

gold, silver, cocoa, sugar, coffee, tobacco, meats, consumer goods

partners 

US 42.5%, Haiti 16.5%, Canada 8.1%, India 4.8% (2015)

Imports 

total 

$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.

Credits:

Created with images by axgarr - "puerto plata america" • thart2009 - "Dominican Republic" • usarjnco - "The Power Comes from the Inside:U.S Army Japan connects with Nissan community" • kasio69 - "1.2.3.Jump" • nmngpao - "Beyond the Horizons" • presidential office - "08.16副總統經紅地毯步向國會大廈並接受兩排禮兵致敬" • Stupid Dingo - "Government Center" • perla123 - "fruit market food" • mckaysavage - "Sacred Valley NGOs 013 - Casa GiraSol (Sunflower House) Organic Farm & Retreat" • SEDACMaps - "Dominican Republic: Population Density, 2000" • Mihnea Stanciu - "Dominican Republic Flag"

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