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Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Dominican Republic

Capital: Santo Domingo
World Bank Region: Latin America & Caribbean
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
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Land area (km2): 48,310 (2007)
 
Population (people): 9,504,336 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 196.74 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 1.4% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 72 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 29 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $9,671.45 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 8.7% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Alto Bao 478066 478066 296 VI
Alto Mao 478067 478067 501 VI
Armando Bermúdez 478068 478068 791 II
Bancos de la Plata y de la Navidad 478071 478071 22526 Ib
Barrero 478072 478072 316 VI
Cabeza de Toro 478074 478074 376 VI
Del Este 180 180 798 II
Hatillo 478096 478096 319 VI
Jaragua 6673 6673 1575 II
José del Carmen Ramírez 478101 478101 763 II
Lago Enriquillo e Isla Cabritos 478104 478104 406 II
Los Haitises 181 181 634 II
Manglares del Bajo Yuna 478124 478124 125 II
Montaña La Humeadora 478128 478128 306 II
Montecristi 6674 6674 259 II
Nalga de Maco 478130 478130 179 II
Río Cana 478134 478134 260 VI
Sierra de Bahoruco 6675 6675 1150 II
Sierra de Neyba 478140 478140 187 II
Sierra Martín García 478141 478141 243 II
Valle Nuevo 478142 478142 906 II
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Bahamian-Antillean mangroves 0.37 44.76 27.51 6.59 10.72
Enriquillo wetlands 0.13 93.17 63.27 66.99 98.64
Hispaniolan dry forests 3.01 29.74 18.46 61.97 99.86
Hispaniolan moist forests 9.04 11.1 7.05 62.65 98.61
Hispaniolan pine forests 2.62 49.16 35.6 71.85 99.21
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