Dominica
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - XCD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: D, G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
DM
Internet top level domain:
.dm
Country phone prefix:
+1-767
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Dominica

Dominica with its capital Roseau is located in North America (Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 752 square kilometers (slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC) with 73,897 citizens. English is the language commonly spoken used by the people in Dominica. This country shares no land borders with another country.

Dominica is a part of Central America and a Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Visitors from the United States, Canada, Singapore and European Union nations are granted automatic visas on entry for up to 21 days. Other nations should check with Dominica immigration before traveling. As far as freedom of movement and exploration a car can be invaluable. Though small the island's tightly turning mountain roads make for relatively long journeys and a hair-raising experience. Driving is on the left hand side of the road. Dominica offers a trek through the rainforest on some of the best biking or hiking trails. Freshly squeezed grapefruit is ubiquitous and is perfect with every meal. Coconut water is cheap and readily available by the side of the road. Dominica is one of the safest places to travel in the region plus no poisonous snakes or insects. In the high lands and uninhabited central regions water is gathered at roadside springs. Public water is bacterially safe to drink due to heavy chlorination.

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Administrative regions of Dominica

About the country

Website: Dominica Tourism

P.O Box 293, Roseau
Commonwealth Of Dominica

Phone: +1 767 448 2045
Fax: +1 767 448 5840
Mail: tourism@dominica.dm

The landscape is rugged mountains of volcanic origin. The average density of population is about 98 per km². The climate in Dominica can be described as tropicalmoderated by northeast trade winds, heavy rainfall. Potential threats by nature are destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months, Dominica was the last island to be formed in the Caribbean some 26 million years ago, it lies in the middle of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from the island of Saba in the north to Grenada in the south; of the 16 volcanoes th and flash floods are a constant threat.

To reach someone Dominica dial +1-767 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".dm". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: D, G). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is XCD.

Green with a centered cross of three equal bands - the vertical part is yellow (hoist side), black, and white and the horizontal part is yellow (top), black, and white; superimposed in the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a Sisserou parrot, unique to Dominica, encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes); green symbolizes the island's lush vegetation; the triple-colored cross represents the Christian Trinity; the yellow color denotes sunshine, the main agricultural products (citrus and bananas), and the native Carib Indians; black is for the rich soil and the African heritage of most citizens; white signifies rivers, waterfalls, and the purity of aspirations; the red disc stands for social justice.

Flag of Dominica

Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which colonized the island in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. On 18 September 2017, Hurricane Maria passed over the island causing extensive damage to structures, roads, communications, and the power supply, and largely destroying critical agricultural areas.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 189) 751sq km
Land (World Rank: 186) 751sq km
Forest (World Rank: 178) 2.70%
Comparative slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
148
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 147) 1,447m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 121) 34.70%
Arable (World Rank: 129) 8.00%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 8) 24.00%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 178) 2.70%
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues
  • - forests endangered by the expansion of farming activities
  • - pollution from chemicals used in farming and from untreated sewage
  • - water shortages a continuing concern
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Environmental Modification
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
  • - Whaling
Hazzards
  • - destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
  • - Dominica was the last island to be formed in the Caribbean some 26 million years ago, it lies in the middle of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from the island of Saba in the north to Grenada in the south; of the 16 volcanoes th
  • - flash floods are a constant threat
Location
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago
Climate
tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Terrain
rugged mountains of volcanic origin

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 200) 73,897
Deathrate (World Rank: 93) 0.79%
Birthrate (World Rank: 126) 1.51%
Growthrate (World Rank: 181) 0.18%
Migration rate (World Rank: 158) -0.54%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 112) 2.03%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 87) 33.00
Female (World Rank: 88) 34.00
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 198) 8,210
0 14 female (World Rank: 197) 7,843
15 24 male (World Rank: 198) 5,758
15 24 female (World Rank: 198) 5,428
25 54 male (World Rank: 199) 15,809
25 54 female (World Rank: 199) 15,372
55 64 male (World Rank: 199) 3,860
55 64 female (World Rank: 201) 3,387
65 x male (World Rank: 197) 3,679
65 x female (World Rank: 196) 4,551
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 130) 1.06%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 74) 77years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 73) 80years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 75) 74years
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 57) 3.80
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 122) 81.10%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 34) 27.90%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 196) 94,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 198) 87,420,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 129) 60.20%
Source nuclear (World Rank: 91) 18.10%
Source renew (World Rank: 27) 21.70%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 203) 1,000bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 200) 978bbl / day
Carbon footprint
100000

Nation

Budget
Health (World Rank: 125) 6% of GDP
National symbol
Sisserou parrot
National colours
yellow
Adjective
Dominican
Noun
Dominican(s)
Background
Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which colonized the island in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. On 18 September 2017, Hurricane Maria passed over the island causing extensive damage to structures, roads, communications, and the power supply, and largely destroying critical agricultural areas.
Flag description
green with a centered cross of three equal bands - the vertical part is yellow (hoist side), black, and white and the horizontal part is yellow (top), black, and white; superimposed in the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a Sisserou parrot, unique to Dominica, encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes); green symbolizes the island's lush vegetation; the triple-colored cross represents the Christian Trinity; the yellow color denotes sunshine, the main agricultural products (citrus and bananas), and the native Carib Indians; black is for the rich soil and the African heritage of most citizens; white signifies rivers, waterfalls, and the purity of aspirations; the red disc stands for social justice

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 204) 805,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 106) 2.60%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 129) 11,300USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 66) 14.70%
Source industry (World Rank: 187) 13.40%
Source service (World Rank: 57) 71.90%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 206) 25,000
In poverty (World Rank: 68) 29.00%
Products
Industries
  • - cement blocks
  • - coconut oil
  • - copra
  • - furniture
  • - shoes
  • - soap
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - citrus
  • - cocoa
  • - coconuts
  • - fishery potential not exploited
  • - mangos
  • - note: forest
  • - root crops
Exports
  • - bananas
  • - bay oil
  • - grapefruit
  • - oranges
  • - soap
  • - vegetables
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - equipment
  • - food
  • - machinery
  • - manufactured goods

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 187) 13,328
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 101) 18.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 123) 106.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 192) 49,439
Population (World Rank: 82) 67.00%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 182) 2.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 177) 1,512
Paved length (World Rank: 151) 762
Unpaved length (World Rank: 126) 750