Coordinates: 15°25′N 61°20′W / 15.417°N 61.333°W / 15.417; -61.333

Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈnkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə;French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census. The capital is Roseau, located on the leeward side of the island.

The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago/Arawak and later colonised by the Europeans, predominately by the French, who arrived at the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493 ("Sunday" = "Domenica" in Italian). Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.

Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag. Dominica's economy depends on tourism and agriculture.

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New FT Special Report Ranks Dominica as World's Best Country for Citizenship by Investment English English English

PR Newswire 20 Aug 2019
ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has been awarded the number one place in the 2019 CBI Index released earlier this week ... For the third consecutive year, the Commonwealth of Dominica was ranked as offering the world’s No ... SOURCE The Government of Dominica....

Leading Multinational Firm Praises Dominica for Transparency of Citizenship by Investment Funds and Wise Long-term Vision for Island's Sustainable Development

PR Newswire 20 Aug 2019
ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Multinational professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) carried out an assessment of the Commonwealth of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme between the fiscal years of 2013/2014 and 2018/2019, and published their findings in a new report issued on Monday....

PwC Report: 'Dominica's Citizenship by Investment was Instrumental to the post-Maria Recovery and is Providing Vital Support to Building a Climate-resilient, Service-based Economy'

PR Newswire 19 Aug 2019
ROSEAU, Dominica, Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the world's largest multinational professional services firms, issued a new report that analyses Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme ... PwC were commissioned to review the fiscal impact of Dominica's CBIP over the period 2014-2019....

Dominica and the Clinton Foundation spearhead energy improvement and independence in the Caribbean

Public Technologies 19 Aug 2019
As part of Dominica's goal to become the first climate-resilient nation in the world, CCI and the Government of Dominica, Dominica Electricity Services Ltd., Climate Resilience Execution ... The Clinton Foundation, the Government of Dominica, and Dominica Electricity Services Ltd....

Model Citizenship by Investment Programme Funds New International Airport in Transformed Dominica

MENA FN 16 Aug 2019
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) LONDON, Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica continues to attract reputable global individuals to its world-leadingCitizenship by Inves... ....

Citizenship by Investment to Make Up Half of Dominica's Total Revenue

PR Newswire 08 Aug 2019
8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- During his annual budget address, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, emphasised the key role the island's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme plays in boosting the country's economic performance ... CBI has also helped substantially develop Dominica's ecotourism product....

Father Clement Beeri, diocesan priest: The joys of interacting with the people

Hawaii Catholic Herald 07 Aug 2019
VIRIDITAS. SOUL GREENING. Interviewed by Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP. Hawaii Catholic Herald. One of the greatest joys of being a parish priest is interacting with the people. For example, I am constantly amazed when people are edified by certain words or scriptural passages I might mention in the homily which they tell me about after Mass ... ....

Joint Special Mission to Dominica

Public Technologies 06 Aug 2019
Following a request made by the Government of Dominica jointly to the CARICOM ... The Mission will meet with the principal stakeholders in Dominica's electoral process, including the major political parties, electoral authorities, government authorities and members of civil society....

India- Vital Developers Obtains Final Building & Planning Permit For The Ultimate Dream Resort In Dominica

MENA FN 31 Jul 2019
(MENAFN - GetNews) The Government of Dominica Approved Developer is Taking The Tourism Landscape of Dominica to The Next Level with This ProjectJuly 31, 2019 - The team of Vital De... ....

Dominica Directs $26 Million From Citizenship by Investment Funds Towards Education

PR Newswire 26 Jul 2019
LONDON, July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- During an interview for Dominica's Broadcasting Service (DBS), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit revealed how Dominica's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has supported Dominican children to study abroad ... CBI has been a lifeline for Dominica, a sentiment that PM Skerrit expresses frequently....

Sister Assumpta John Theresa of the Risen Christ, Order of Discalced Carmelite Nuns: The language ...

Hawaii Catholic Herald 25 Jul 2019
VIRIDITAS. SOUL GREENING. Interviewed by Sister Malia Dominica Wong, OP. Hawaii Catholic Herald. “Our language is the most important part of our being. I think it is important to learn other languages, because it helps us to learn about other peoples and cultures ... As a missionary, I found the quote by Dr ... I just didn’t know what it was ... ....

Dominica Offline Map and Travel Trip Guide

ZDNet 22 Jul 2019
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Iconic European hotelier Kempinski Hotels expands in the Americas with its newest luxury property on the Caribbean island of Dominica

PR Newswire 22 Jul 2019
PORTSMOUTH, Dominica, July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe's oldest luxury hotel group is proud to bring its rich heritage of attentive personal service and unparalleled hospitality to its newest destination in the Americas ... The resort will be Kempinski's second Caribbean venture and Dominica's first-ever five-star resort....