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Dominican Republic: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Geographic Coordinates19 00 N, 70 40 W 19.0,-70.666664
Area total: 48,670 sq km
land: 48,320 sq km
water: 350 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 48670
DBpedia: 48442
Geoname: 48730
Infoplease: 48730
Britannica: 48671
Wolfram: 48670

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Land boundariestotal: 376 km
border countries: Haiti 376 km
Coastline1,288 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Lago Enriquillo -46 m
highest point: Pico Duarte 3,175 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Geonames we are listing mountain list of Wolfram only:
According to Wolfram: Pico Duarte 3175 m; Loma La Pelona 3085 m

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Terrainrugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed
Natural Hazardslies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Natural Resourcenickel, bauxite, gold, silver
Land Usearable land: 16.44%
permanent crops: 9.25%
other: 74.32% (2011)
Climatetropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
Irrigated Land3,065 sq km (2009)
Renewable Water Resources21 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater shortages; soil eroding into the sea damages coral reefs; deforestation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Santo Domingo; Santiago; San Pedro de Macoris; La Romana; San Cristobal
According to Geonames: Santo Domingo; Santiago de los Caballeros; Santo Domingo Oeste; San Pedro de Macorís; La Romana

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Important Cities
Geography-noteshares island of Hispaniola with Haiti