Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Capital - Santo Domingo
Population - 9,507,000
Area - 48,730 km²
Density - 195.1 / km²
Currency - DOP
Official language - Spanish
The Dominican Republic covers the eastern two-thirds of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti. Countries near Dominican Republic include Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Sugar-white sands bordering a cool, blue ocean, vibrant green plants with efflorescent blooms, mile-high mountains looming majestically over deep valleys of sweet sugar cane - these are just a few of the images that spring to mind when one thinks about the Dominican Republic. As part of a tropical island, the Dominican Republic offers the perfect combination of exclusive relaxation and sightseeing excitement. The best Dominican Republic tourist attractions are the Samana Peninsula for whale watching, Santo Domingo for history and culture and the gorgeous Amber Coast and Puerto Plata.