Geographic coordinates: 18 15 N, 66 30 W
Area: Total 13,790 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 163
Land: 8,870 sq km
Water: 4,921 sq km
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 501 km
Caribbean; set between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean; east of the Dominican Republic.
Tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation.
Mostly mountains; coastal plain belt in north; mountains precipitous to sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas.
Lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0m
Highest point: Cerro de Punta 1,338m
Copper and nickel, potential for onshore and offshore oil.