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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Unlock The Gates To Turkey: Seamless Visa Solutions For Travelers From Dominica, Mauritius, Cyprus, Egypt, ...

MENA FN 19 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - Zex PR Wire) Ankara, Turkey, 19th February 2024, Exploring the wonders of Turkey is now a smoother journey for citizens of Dominica, Mauritius, Cyprus, Egypt, and Iraq, thanks to the ... ....

Indian Visa For Dominica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea And Georgian Citizens

MENA FN 16 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - Zex PR Wire) INDIAN VISA FOR DOMINICA CITIZENS Chattogram, Bangladesh, 16th February 2024, In 2014, the Indian government changed its visa policy in response to an increase in the ... ....

Staff Spotlight: Dominica Rivera-Dominguez (Bakersfield College)

Public Technologies 14 Feb 2024
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Experience the new Indian online Visa Options for Citizens of Croatia, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, and Dominica

GetNews 08 Feb 2024
For the ease and efficiency of its residents, the visa application process for citizens of Croatia, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, and Dominica will be streamlined ... People from Croatia, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, and Dominica are cordially invited to visit India and take advantage of its many opportunities in this multicultural and multiethnic nation....

Revolutionizing Travel: Seamless Indian Visa Applications Now Available From Croatia, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, And Dominica

MENA FN 07 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - Zex PR Wire) New Delhi, India, 7th February 2024, In a move set to redefine travel convenience, visa-india-online has announced the launch of its streamlined visa application services ... ....

Rampant use of Tumblr site for filing false copyright claims with Google under DMCA

Blitz 03 Feb 2024
Immediately after completion of by the (SEC) and before being indicted by the US court, Danhong “Jean Chan (54) fled the United States and became a naturalized citizen of Dominica in October 2018. She might have used a different name – Maria Sofia Taylor while buying Dominica citizenship....

Bangladesh elites behind clandestine Caribbean passport exodus

Blitz 02 Feb 2024
Small island states like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Malta, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Vanuatu provide citizenship through a one-time investment ranging from one and a half to two hundred thousand US dollars ... in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and St....

Thousands of Bangladesh nationals hold ‘secret passports’

Blitz 01 Feb 2024
During this meeting, Caribbean nations including Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Dominica mainly came into focal point ... Controversy centering Dominica citizenship ... The investigation, titled “Dominica ... Dominica is not alone in offering citizenship by investment....

Turkey Visa For Bermuda, Dominica, South Africa, Afghanistan Citizens

MENA FN 31 Jan 2024
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