The Dominican Republic is located in Central America, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It is the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, east of Haiti.
It’s terrain is rugged highlands and mountains interspersed with fertile valleys.
92% of the population 15 and over can read and write.
41% of the population is below the poverty line.
65% of the labor force work in services, 21% work in industry, and 14% work in agriculture.