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Dominican Republic Map

A map of the Dominican Republic featuring a reference map, satellite imagery, and a physical map. It includes everything from cities, highways, to lakes and rivers.

REFERENCE

Dominican Republic Map

The Dominican Republic is an island located in the Caribbean within the Greater Antilles archipelago.  It’s situated on Hispaniola Island, next to Haiti to the west. Also, it’s close to Puerto Rico to the east and is just 133 kilometers (83 mi) away. Whereas the Bahamas are to the northwest, and Venezuela is to the south. Altogether, the country occupies an area of 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi) which is slightly smaller than Costa Rica. In comparison to Haiti to the west, the Dominican Republic makes up about two-thirds of the landmass. Santo Domingo is the capital and largest city, located along the southern coastline.

IMAGERY

Dominican Republic Satellite Map

As the most visited destination in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is also one of the greatest in geographical diversity. This includes a mix of rugged highlands, mountains, and fertile valleys. With an average temperature of 26°C, the country is known for its tropical climate. Its summers are especially wet and warm. Whereas winters are dry, yet comfortable. Its 1,288 km (800 mi) of coastline is rimmed with white sandy beaches. Also, the country has a high biodiversity in reptiles, birds, and vascular plants in its unique ecosystems like Lake Enriquillo and its tall chains of mountains.

PHYSICAL

Dominican Republic Physical Map

The Dominican Republic has a diverse geography with not only the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean, but also the lowest point as well. At 3,098 m (10,164 ft), Pico Duarte is its highest point, which lies in the Central Cordillera. Whereas Lake Enriquillo in the west is the country’s lowest point. At 47 square kilometers, it is the largest body of freshwater in the country.  It’s other major mountain chain is the Bahoruco Mountain Range, located in the southwest.

2 Comments

  1. Where is Sosua? It is the most popular city in the country. It has a larger GDP than the majority of the cities you listed. You intentionally left it out, thereby misleading your readers. You should be ashamed!

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