Learn about Dominica

 

 

To understand this island you must first know it’s secrets… 

Many visitors to Dominica tell us there is just not enough time to see all the beautiful natural sites and to do all the unique activities that Dominica offers. This page will help you explore the options available to suit your needs and tastes.

 

Commonwealth of Dominica

Dominica (pronounced “Dom-in-eek-a”) is an island of volcanic origin located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean.

The largest and most mountainous of the the Windward Islands, it has an area of 751 sq km (289.5 sq mi).  It is 29 miles long and 16 miles at its widest. The formal name Commonwealth of Dominica is often used to distinguish it from the Dominican Republic.

The island has several peaks of over 3,000′, the tallest of which are Morne Diablotin (4,747′) and Morne Trois Pitons (4,600′).

Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica

Capital: Roseau

Size: 751 sq km (289.5 sq miles)

Geographic coordinates: 15˚ 20’ N, 61˚ 22’ W

Elevation: 0 – 1,447 m or 0 – 4747 ft

Terrain: Mountainous

Climate: Tropical marine, mild seasonal variation although high rainfall during wet season

Coastline: 148 km or 92 miles

Water bodies: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea

Population: 73,449 (2014)

Language: English, French Patois (“Kwéyòl”)

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Major Urban areas: Roseau, Portsmouth

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy

National Symbol: Sisserou Parrot

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Recommended Reading

The Dominica Story:

A History of the Island

by Dr. Lennox Honychurch

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Dominica: Isle of Adventure

by Dr. Lennox Honychurch (Macmillan Caribbean Guides)

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Archaeology of Dominica

By Dr. Lennox Honychurch

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