Dominican Republic Basic Facts  

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Population (2006) ................................................. 9,183,984
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)......... 5,800
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................73.74
Unemployment.....................................................................16%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.8
Labor force (%) ....... 2.6

Total Area...................................................................18,815 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 21
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 63
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 71
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 40
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 73
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................17