|Commonwealth of Dominica
|Motto: "Après Bondie, C'est La Ter" (Antillean Creole)
"After God is the Earth"
"Après le Bon Dieu, c'est la Terre"
|Anthem: Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour|
and largest city
|Vernacular languages||Dominican Creole French|
|Ethnic groups (2001)||Black 86.8%
Carib Amerindian 2.9%
|-||Prime Minister||Roosevelt Skerrit|
|-||from the United Kingdom||3 November 1978|
|-||Total||790 km2 (184th)
290 sq mi
|-||July 2009 estimate||72,660 (195th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|HDI (2007)|| 0.724
high · 73rd
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar (XCD)|
|Time zone||Eastern Caribbean (UTC–4)|
|Drives on the||left|
|1.||Rank based on 2005 UN estimate.|
The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. It is an English-speaking country. It is located between the French-speaking territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The island measures 751 km² (290 mi²) in area. Roseau is its capital. Portsmouth is another main town. Almost 70,000 people live on the island.
The country is nicknamed the Nature Island of the Caribbean.
History[change | change source]
In August 1979, Hurricane David, the most powerful storm to hit the island, wiped out its entire infrastructure. On 21 November 2004, the island was hit by its most destructive earthquake in history; Portsmouth and the northern area were deeply affected.
Geography[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Dominica Ethnic groups 2001 Census
- "Office of the President". Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- "Dominica". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- The Commonwealth Website
- "Disaster Officials Issue Warning as Things Cool Down At Dominica's Boiling Lake". Caribbean 360. November 22, 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- "Morne Trois Pitons National Park by World Heritage Sites". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Dominica in the News
- Official Tourism Website
- World Creole Music Festival
- Media related to Dominica at Wikimedia Commons