The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. While the western three-eighths are occupied by Haiti. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest country in the Caribbean by area (after Cuba) and fourth-largest in population (after Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica).
The service sector has grown to become the largest sector of the economy in recent years. The Dominican Republic is one of the largest economies in Latin America and the Caribbean.