Pray for: Dominican Republic

Flag for Dominican Republic

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: Santo Domingo
Population: 11,434,005
% Urban: 83.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 27.7 %
Official Language: Spanish
Languages: 8
Literacy Rate: 91 %
Life Expectancy: 72.6 yrs (125/236)
HDI Ranking: 80 / 189
% Christian: 94.4 %
% Evangelical: 9.1 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.4 %
People Groups: 15
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Dominican Republic

Title: Dominican Republic

Tier: 1

Type: country

The Dominican Republic has suffered 500 years of turmoil. First, one million indigenous Arawak Taino people died from foreign diseases and Spanish rule. Sugar cane plantation owners later imported African slaves. Both European colonial powers and later Dominican governments exploited the land and people. Pray for economic and political justice to visit this nation that has suffered for so long.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.