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Dominican Republic

• The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Its area equals that of Vermont and New Hampshire combined.

• There are many small offshore islands and cays that are part of the Dominican territory. A cay is a low elevation sandy island that is formed on the surface of coral reefs. The two largest islands are Saona and Beata.

• The Dominican Republic contains the highest mountain range in the West Indies called the Cordillera Central. Duarte Peak, at 10,417 feet, is the highest point in the West Indies.

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