The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two islands in the world that are shared by two countries. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean by area, with a total land area of 18,696 square miles (48,442 square kilometers). The country has a population of 10,8 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean.
The Dominican Republic is a middle-income country and the economy is largely dependent on tourism and agriculture. The country is renowned for its beautiful beaches, resorts, and golf courses. Agriculture is also an important sector of the economy, with the country being a major producer of sugarcane, coffee, tobacco, and cocoa.
The Dominican Republic has a tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 18-25 degrees Celsius (64-77 degrees Fahrenheit). The rainy season typically runs from May to November, with the rest of the year being relatively dry.
The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination, with visitors from all over the world coming to enjoy the country’s beaches, golf courses, and resorts. The country is also home to a number of historical and cultural sites, including the capital city of Santo Domingo, which is the oldest city in the Americas.
If you’re planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, be sure to check out our Dominican Republic travel guide for more information on what to see and do in this beautiful country.