Where is Dominica?

Located in the Caribbean, Dominica is an island nation.Dominica is the only Caribbean state to challenge Venezuela's sovereignty claim over Aves Island.

Dominica is a North American country covering 751.00 km2. This makes it the 22nd smallest country in the world and about 4 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 15 25 N, 61 20 W and Roseau is the capital city.

Dominica was named by Christopher Columbus for the day of the week on which he spotted it.

Its ISO code is DM.

Geography

Dominica has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Morne Diablotins which is 1,447m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that sees heavy rainfall and is moderated by northeast trade winds. Its terrain consists of rugged mountains of volcano origin.

Population

Dominica has a population of 73,757 making it the 200th largest in the world. The majority of the population resides along the coast.

English is the official language; French patois spoken. Major ethnic groups reported include black, mixed, and indigenous. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic or Protestant Christians.

The dialing code for the country is -766.

Government

Dominica is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978. Its constitution was last ratified in 1978.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Dominica's GDP is $812,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 204th largest economy and its citizens the 128th richest in the world. The currency of Dominica is the Dollar (XCD).

Its major export partner is Japan. Its main exports are bananas, soap, bay oil, and vegetables. Its major import partners are Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. Its major imports include manufactured goods, machinery and equipment, food, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017