Dominican Republic, one of the largest growing economies in Latin America and the largest in the Caribbean.
The Dominican Republic, with an area of 18,712 square miles, is the second largest country (after Cuba) in the Caribbean. It has about 1,000 miles of shoreline, four mountain ranges and fertile valleys.
Because of its location, the Dominican Republic has convenient access to the United States, Canada and Latin American markets, as well as to Europe.
The country has a mild climate, with an average temperature of 77 degrees C or F. There are two brief rainy seasons, from May to July and from October to November.
As part of the Caribbean basin, the Dominican Republic is susceptible to tropical storms. However, its topography and location often help to reduce the intensity and even to change the course C of these storms.
Estimate population of 10.5 million people with an average growth of 1% in the recent years. The average life expectancy of Dominican men is 70 years and of Dominican women is 74 years.
It should be emphasized that in addition to the population resident in the Dominican Republic, about 1 million other Dominicans currently live in the United States. This is yet another reason for the close relationship between the two countries.