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Dominica

Official English Name: Commonwealth of Dominica

Common English Name: Dominica

Capital: Roseau

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
751 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
148 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Rugged mountains
HIGHEST POINT
Morne Diablotins (1,447 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Timber
Hydropower
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Floods
Hurricanes
DEMONYM
Dominican
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Black (75%)
Mixed (19%)
Kalinago (4%)
European (0.8%)
East Indian (0.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
French patois
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (61.4%)
Protestant (20.6%)
Rastafarian (1.3%)
Jehovah’s Witness (1.2%)
POPULATION
73,757
LARGEST CITY
Roseau (14,725)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Charles Savarin
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Parishes
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
3 November 1978 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Sisserou parrot
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Isle of beauty
GDP PER CAPITA
$11,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (East Caribbean Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $2.70 (XCD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.dm
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (767)

The Catholic Carnival in Dominica is known as the most original in the Caribbean and is of African and French origin.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/do.html (Majority of information)

http://bit.ly/2ek7En7 (Ethnic group data and Roseau population)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 1 November 2016

1Ethnic groups with significant populations included in the “Other” category are French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian.