Geographic coordinates: 19 00 N, 70 40 W
Area: Total 48,670 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 132
Land: 48,320 sq km
Water: 350 sq km
Land Boundaries: 360km
Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, East of Haiti.
Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall.
Rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed.
Lowest point: Lago Enriquillo -46m
Highest point: Pico Duarte 3,175m
Nickel, bauxite, gold and silver.