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This country spreads over 74% of the island of Hispaniola. Haiti occupies the rest of the island, and bounds the Dominican Republic to the west. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the north, the Caribbean sea to the south and the island of Puerto Rico to the east. Its climate is tropical.

59% of the population lives in the cities and the most important income earner is tourism.

The functions of the Executive are performed by the President, Vice President and the Secretaries of State. The Senate and the Chamber of Deputies exercise Legislative power and the Supreme Court and the Attorney General exercise Judicial power.

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