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Use the currency converter below to calculate the current exchange rate for the city of Santo Domingo. The currency used in Santo Domingo is the Dominican Peso. Santo Domingo is the capital of The Dominican Republic.

If you are traveling to Santo Domingo, you will need to exchange your currency for the Dominican Peso. You may exchange your money for the Dominican Peso at most Santo Domingo banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. You may be able to exchange your money at the Santo Domingo airport, but exchange rates may not be the best. You should consider purchasing the Dominican Peso currency at a more favorable exchange rate before you arrive in Santo Domingo. You can do that by researching online currency brokers that do foreign exchange. If on holiday, vacation, or business you can also inquire about purchasing travellers checks (Travellers Cheques). Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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About Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, or Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. Its metropolitan population was 2,084,852 in 2003, and estimated at 2,253,437 in 2006. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of the Ozama River. Founded by Bartholomew Columbus in 1496, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World. It lies within the boundaries of the Distrito Nacional (D.N.; "National District"), itself bordered on three sides by Santo Domingo Province.

Santo Domingo bore the name "Ciudad Trujillo", after the country's dictator, from 1930 to 1961. Today, Santo Domingo is the Dominican Republic's major metropolis, and is the largest city in the Caribbean by population.

Please note: When this article refers to Santo Domingo it is most likely referring to the Greater Santo Domingo Area (Distrito Nacional plus Santo Domingo Province). In some cases it may state "D.N.", which strictly refers to the city proper, i.e., excluding the surrounding province of Santo Domingo.


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