The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean region. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean by area and the fourth-largest by population. The Dominican Republic is a democracy with a multiparty political system. The President of the Dominican Republic is the head of state and head of government. The executive branch is headed by the President, who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The legislative branch is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Court.
The Dominican Republic has a mixed economy with a GDP of US$69.4 billion and a per capita GDP of US$7,890 in 2020. The Dominican Republic is the largest economy in the Caribbean and the second-largest in Central America. The Dominican Republic is a middle-income country and the largest exporter of cigars, rum, and coffee.
The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination, with an estimated 2.7 million tourists visiting the country in 2019. Tourism is the Dominican Republic’s largest industry, accounting for 16% of the country’s GDP. The Dominican Republic is also a major source of remittances, with US$6.9 billion in remittances being sent to the country in 2019.
The Dominican Republic is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Association of Caribbean States, the Organization of American States, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.