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Dominican Republic
19°00′N 70°40′W
FAMOUS DOMINICANS

FRANCISCO ANTONIO LORA CABRERA
Francisco Antonio Lora Cabrera is (1858 Moncion, Santiago; 1971 Navarrete) popularly known as Ñico Lora was a Dominican folk musician consider as one of the fathers of Merengue.

HÉCTOR VALDEZ ALBIZU
Héctor Valdez Albizu (born November 10, 1947) is the current Governor of the Banco Central de la República Dominicana (central bank of the Dominican Republic), a position he first held from 31 August 1994 through 16 August 2000, and again since 16 August 2004. He is also a well known economist and author of numerous works relating to economics.
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Official language(s): Spanish

Capital: Santo Domingo

Population: 10,5 mill.

Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP)