Destination Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. The country is bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea in south. Hispaniola is home to the independent nations of Haiti in west and the Dominican Republic, which occupies the eastern part.
The nation covers an area of 48,310 km² making the Dominican Republic slightly smaller than Slovakia or about the size of the U.S. states of Vermont and New Hampshire combined.
The country has a population of 9.9 million people (in 2015). Capital and largest city is Santo Domingo. Official language is Spanish. Main religion is Christianity with the majority of Roman Catholicism (78% of the population).
Nearby to Hispaniola island are the Caribbean Turks and Caicos Islands to the north, Puerto Rico to the east, Cuba and Jamaica in the west.