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Term Dominican coastline
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The Dominican coastline has an extension of 1,576 km. It is mostly bordered by hills, mountains and coastal plains.  

The northern coast borders the Atlantic Ocean and has a length of 824 kilometers from the mouth of the Dajabón River to Cape Engaño. The northern coast has several important geomorphologic components, such as the Atlantic coastal plain, the Cabrera promontory, the Samaná Peninsula and Los Haitises. The southern coast runs 752 kilometers long from Cape Engaño to the Pedernales River, bordering the Caribbean Sea. Its most notable component is a large low lying limestone reef or prairie found east of Santo Domingo, called the Caribbean Coastal Plain.  
 


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PhotoDominican coastline
Topic  BiodiversityProtected areasResources coastal / marineSoil and water