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    Dominican Republic Geography - 1991

      Total area: 48,730 km2
      land area: 48,380 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire

      Land boundary 275 km with Haiti

      Coastline: 1,288 km

      Maritime claims: Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      Continental shelf: outer edge of continental margin or 200 nm
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 6 nm

      Climate: tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain: rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed

      Natural resources: nickel, bauxite, gold, silver

      Land use: arable land 23%; permanent crops 7%; meadows and pastures 43%; forest and woodland 13%; other 14%; includes irrigated 4%

      Environment: subject to occasional hurricanes (July to October); deforestation

      Note: shares island of Hispaniola with Haiti (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)

      NOTE: The information regarding Dominican Republic on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Dominican Republic Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominican Republic Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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