The Dominican Republic (DR) is located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, located in the Caribbean; It bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea to the south, Puerto Rico and Cuba east to west, the western portion of the island is occupied by the Republic of Haiti.
The country’s economic growth has been one of the strongest in the LAC region over the past 25 years.
In recent decades, the country has also transformed its economic base and has diversified its exports.
Improvements to the business climate and regulations have facilitated international trade and boosted export growth.
The tourism industry has grown and other sectors like agriculture, mining, light manufacturing and construction are driving the economy.
According to the World Bank, the Dominican Republic's population was 10,648,791 in 2016.
The population of the Dominican Republic is mostly Spanish speaking. The local variant of Spanish is called Dominican Spanish.
Most important cities
Climate The DR has a moderate tropical climate, even though it is located in a tropical zone. The northeast winds blow steadily from the Atlantic Ocean all year long, tempering the climate. The average temperature throughout the year is 75°F (25° C).
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