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Figure 2. Topography and Drainage
The Dominican Republic is located on the island of
(La Isla Española), which it shares with Haiti to the
388-kilometer border between the two was established in a
of treaties, the most recent of which was the 1936
Revision of the Frontier Treaty (Tratado Fronterizo) of
country is shaped in the form of an irregular triangle.
side of the triangle is 388 kilometers long, while the two
sides form 1,575 kilometers of coastline along the
Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Mona Passage. The total
the country is approximately 48,442 square kilometers.
it boasts the highest elevations in the Antilles, it also
saltwater lake below sea level
(see Dominican Republic - fig. 2).
Data as of December 1989