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Dominican Republic

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Table of Contents

Dominican Republic - Country Information


Local short name form

Official name



10 771 504 (2022) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Dominican Republic - Number format


(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Dominican Republic - Date formats


   Note: This section last updated 13th April 2021

Dominican Republic - Languages


Spanish External, the official language, is spoken by some 87% of the population. About 2% speak Haitian Creole French External. There is a community of 8 000 Samaná English External speakers on the Samaná Peninsula External.

Dominican Republic - Personal names and forms of address


   Note: This section last updated 30th November 2015

The abbreviation used for Señorita in Dominican Republic is Srta.

Each person usually has a given name followed by two family names, that of the father followed by that of the mother, for example:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez

Upon marriage, though not typical, females may take their husband’s name as a further given name, in this way:

   Barbara Betancourt Perez de Lopez

where the de indicates “(wife) of”. De usually indicates a married female, but may also be part of a name.

Professional people are often referred to by their qualification, followed by the given name and paternal family name (and sometimes the maternal family name):

   Doctor (m) / Doctora (f) (Dr/Dra)      Doctor, Ph.D.
   Ingeniero (m) / Ingeniera (f) (Ing.)   Engineer
   Licenciado (m) / Licenciada (f) (Lic.) Holder of a university degree
   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Dominican Republic - Company legal forms


Company legal forms used in the Dominican Republic include:

   C. x A. (Compañía por Acciones) -  limited partnership
   S.A. (Sociedad Anónima) - public limited company
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Dominican Republic - Address format


   Note: This section last updated 21st June 2020

Addresses are written in the following format:

   Recipient name
   {thoroughfare type[]}Thoroughfare name[ ]house number
   postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT

For example:


A district or neighbourhood name may be written on the line above that containing the postal code:


When addresses are written in Spanish, calle (or C/), the Spanish word for street, may not be written. The Spanish thoroughfare type, when included, is written before, and separately from, the thoroughfare name. It should be written with the first letter in lower case.

For further information about address components, please refer to the chapter on Spain.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Dominican Republic - Post office box


This is written Apartado Postal.

Dominican Republic - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 21st June 2020

Postal codes (Código Postal) consist of a block of 5 digits in the format:


The first digit may not be 0. These postal code ranges are currently not in use: 100, 12-20, 26-30, 35-40, 44-50, 52-55, 58-60, 65-70, 74-80, 85-90, 95-99. The first two or three digits of the code indicate the province.

A planned system changing to the format 99999-9999 has not been implemented.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Dominican Republic - Postal code format graphic


Dominican Republic - Postal code format

Dominican Republic - Postal code specifics

Dominican Republic - Postal code regular expression


Dominican Republic - Postal code level of coverage


Dominican Republic - Postal code map

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Place names in Dominican Republic


   Note: This section last updated 5th March 2016

Refer to Exonyms in the Dominican Republic for full lists of place names in the Dominican Republic in other languages.

Dominican Republic - Administrative districts


Dominican Republic has 31 provinces External ( provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 district (distrito, shown in the list below with an asterisk).

Province Postal code area
Azua External 71
Bahoruco External 82
Barahona External 81
Dajabón External 63
Distrito Nacional External * 101-106
Duarte External 31
Elías Piña External 73
El Seibo External 24
Espaillat External 56
Hato Mayor External 25
Hermanas Mirabal External (previously Salcedo) 34
Independencia External 83
La Altagracia External 23
La Romana External 22
La Vega External 41
Maria Trinidad Sánchez External 33
Monseñor Nouel External 42
Monte Cristi External 62
Monte Plata External 92
Pedernales External 84
Peravia External 94
Puerto Plata External 57
Samaná External 32
Sánchez Ramírez External 43
San Cristóbal External 91
San José de Ocoa External 93
San Juan de la Maguana External 72
San Pedro de Macorís External 21
Santiago External 51
Santiago Rodríguez External 64
Santo Domingo External 107-109, 11
Valverde External 61
   This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Dominican Republic


All telephone numbers in Dominican Republic have the area code ‘829’ (‘809’ before July 2005). Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile number subscriber numbers begin with one of these number series: 201, 204, 213, 222-224, 249-254, 256-258, 261-263, 267-276, 278-279, 281, 283-286, 292-293, 299, 301-310, 312, 314, 321-327, 330, 340-345, 348, 350, 355, 360, 366, 370, 374, 376, 383, 395-396, 399, 415-421, 423, 424, 428-432, 436-449, 451-454, 456-459, 470, 481, 49, 515, 519, 542-543, 545, 604, 624, 628-632, 634-635, 637, 639-653, 656, 658-659, 662, 664, 669-671, 696-697, 702, 707, 710, 723, 727, 729, 740, 744, 747, 749-769, 771-777, 780, 785-788, 790, 796, 799, 801-805, 815-819, 829-830, 834-835, 837-858, 860-870, 873-887, 889-890, 912-918, 928-929, 932, 935, 938-946, 952-953, 958, 961-969, 972-975, 977-984, 986, 99.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


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