The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state located in the Caribbean Sea. It is bordered by Haiti to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. The Dominican Republic has a land area of 48,445 square kilometers (18,705 square miles) and a population of over 10 million. Its capital and largest city is Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean by area and population. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the only one in the Americas. The Dominican Republic is a middle-income developing country with an economy based on agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and mining.
The Dominican Republic is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Association of Caribbean States, and the Organization of American States. It is also a founding member of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement.