The Dominican Republic takes up two-thirds of the island Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. (The western part of the island is occupied by Haiti.)
The country has changed hands many times, including being twice ruled by the United States who repeatedly intervened in local affairs during the 20th century. Things have improved for the Dominican Republic since the U.S.-supported military dictator died in 1961.
Today, tourism has become the main economic activity in this tropical paradise, and the country is known for its party lifestyle.
Dominican Republic on Wikipedia