Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire 2008
Area > Land 48,380 sq km 2008 128th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 5.09 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 167th out of 224
Area > Total 48,670 sq km 2013 133th out of 251
Area > Water 350 sq km 2013 125th out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,410 2008 63th out of 169
Climate tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall 2013
Coastline 1,288 km 2014 77th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 19 00 N, 70 40 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 48,320 sq km 2008 123th out of 199
Location Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti 2013
Natural resources nickel, bauxite, gold, silver 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 48,730 km² 2005 128th out of 204
Terrain rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database


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Dominican Republic Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land boundaries 4
  • Dominican Republic ranked #25 for land use > arable land amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Dominican Republic ranked #13 for land use > permanent crops amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Dominican Republic ranked third last for area > total amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2013.