The primary growing region is near the city of Santiago in the northern half of the country.
Located in an agricultural region, this small city is also home to the majority of Dominican cigar makers. Most Dominican tobacco is derived from Cuban-seed varieties. Although not as strong, it is quite full-flavored and lends itself to the creation of unusually complex blends. Some of the more popular Dominican Republic cigar manufacturers are Davidoff, Kristoff, Arturo Fuente, and La Flor Dominica, just to name a few.