The Dominican Republic is a country located in the Caribbean Region of the world. As part of the Greater Antilles Archipelago, the Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean, the largest being Cuba.
With a latitude of 18.7357° N and a longitude of 70.1627° W, the Dominican Republic is located above the equator. The GPS coordinates of the DR show that the country is positioned in the northern and western hemispheres.
The Dominican Republic is surrounded by water, with the one exception being the country’s western border. The Dominican Republic shares a border in the west with Haiti. Together, these countries form the island of Hispaniola. To the north of the DR lies the Atlantic Ocean. In the south, the Dominican Republic rests along the Caribbean Sea. Although the DR is considered part of the Caribbean, the country is just southeast of the United States and to the far east of Mexico.
The average level of elevation of the Dominican Republic is approximately 1,391.08 feet above sea level. The highest point of this Caribbean nation is located atop the Pico Duarte Mountain. The peak reaches an altitude of 10,164 feet above sea level. In the opposite direction, the lowest point of the Dominican Republic is in the depths of Lake Enriquillo with an elevation of 150.92 feet below sea level.
The total area of the Dominican Republic measures at a square mileage of 18,792. With a width of 164.7 miles and a length of 242.3 miles, the Dominican Republic is 128th largest country based on physical dimensions alone.
While populations rise by the day, the current population of the Dominican Republic is roughly 10,933,985 people. The Dominican Republic accounts for 0.14% of the global population. Compared to the rest of the world, the Dominican Republic is the 86th largest country in the world.
By dividing the population of the DR by the country’s total area, the population density can be found. This calculation results in a value of 581.84, but since population densities are about people, the values are rounded to the next whole number. That said, there are approximately 582 people per square mile in the Dominican Republic. As the 65th most densely populated country in the world, the DR trails behind Senegal and has a density barely greater than Myanmar.