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    Dominican Republic Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti


      Geographic coordinates: 19 00 N, 70 40 W


      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean


      Area: total: 48,730 sq km
      land: 48,380 sq km
      water: 350 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire


      Land boundaries: total: 360 km
      border countries: Haiti 360 km


      Coastline: 1,288 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      territorial sea: 6 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall


      Terrain: rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Lago Enriquillo -46 m
      highest point: Pico Duarte 3,175 m


      Natural resources: nickel, bauxite, gold, silver


      Land use: arable land: 21.08%
      permanent crops: 9.92%
      other: 69% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 2,590 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts


      Environment - current issues: water shortages; soil eroding into the sea damages coral reefs; deforestation; Hurricane Georges damage


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea


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


      NOTE: The information regarding Dominican Republic on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominican Republic Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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