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.

Latest News for: Dominica


5/26/2023: The Sperm Whales of Dominica; Monkey Island; Hanging On

CBS News 27 May 2024
First, a look at a marine sanctuary protecting sperm whales. Then, a report on Hurricane Maria’s impact on Monkey Island. And, learning how sloths survive as nature’s couch potato ... ....

Jamaica hands over COFCOR chairmanship to Dominica - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer 24 May 2024
... of Dominica ... Speaking of the incoming chair of the COFCOR, Johnson Smith said \u201cI extend best wishes to COFCOR\u2019s new chair, the Honourable Dr Vince Henderson, minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade, and Energy of the Commonwealth of Dominica....

Qatar, Commonwealth Of Dominica Sign MOU To Establish Political Consultations

MENA FN 23 May 2024
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA Roseau. The State of Qatar and the Commonwealth of Dominica signed a memorandum of understanding to establish political consultations between the ministries of foreign ... ....

Hon. Joseph Andall Attends COFCOR Meeting in Dominica (Government of Grenada)

Public Technologies 23 May 2024
). Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development. 4th Floor, Ministerial Complex. Sir ... Joseph Andall Attends COFCOR Meeting in Dominica ... Joseph Andall, accompanied by Ambassador Aaron Moses and Foreign Service Officer Garth Walters, is participating in the 27th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) in Dominica....

Third Phase Disaster Vuln.Reduction APL for Dominica - P129992 (World Bank Group)

Public Technologies 21 May 2024
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Singaporean money-launderer has business link to Dubai rulers

Blitz 17 May 2024
A source told Blitz, Su Jianfeng contacted one of the agents of Dominica inquiring about possibility of buying a diplomatic passport ... These purchases took place between October 2019 and 2020 ... Lin Baoying, a citizen of Dominica and Cambodia, is the third person arrested by Singapore police who has newly-revealed Dubai assets ... .......

UAE royals helped OneCoin kingpin Ruja Ignatova in selling huge properties in Dubai

Blitz 15 May 2024
According to a source, Ruja Ignatova succeeded in buying Dominica citizenship by giving “extra cash” to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, while it is also learnt that Ruja has made significant investment in various business ventures in Dominica and other Caribbean nations....

Streamlining Travel: Indian Visa Application Process Simplified For Croatia, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, And Dominica Citizens

MENA FN 13 May 2024
(MENAFN - Zex PR Wire) New Delhi, India, 13th May 2024, In a bid to enhance accessibility and ease the process for international travelers, Indian-e-visa has introduced a seamless online visa ... ....

Turkey Visa For Barbados, Armenian, Bermudian And Dominica Citizens

MENA FN 11 May 2024
(MENAFN - Zex PR Wire) Turkey Visa for Barbados Citizens In 2013, the Turkish government launched an online system for issuing visas, serving as a digital permit for entering Turkey. Before ... ....

Students From Commonwealth of Dominica and Saint Lucia Emerge Winners in 2024 ECCB/RS... (The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank)

Public Technologies 11 May 2024
). Students from the Commonwealth of Dominica and Saint Lucia have captured the top spots in the 2024 Eastern Caribbean Central Bank/Regional Security System-Asset Recovery Unit (ECCB/RSS-ARU) Creative Youth Competition ... In the 13-16 age category, Sienna Andrew of the Convent High School in the Commonwealth of Dominica captured the first place....

Dominica lures Bangladesh citizens in laundering money

Blitz 11 May 2024
In a sponsored post on Facebook, which has been published on February 1, 2024, Dominica agent says, “Get expert advice from AG Mena, a leading professional services firm in the UAE. Experience our multi-disciplinary approach to your business success!” In also claims, anyone can buy a Dominica citizenship in six months ... What is a Dominica passport?....

I've been to 20 Caribbean islands — these are the 5 I'd return to and ...

Business Insider 10 May 2024
I've visited 20 islands in the Caribbean ... There's a misconception that all Caribbean islands are the same ... Lucia offers wellness activities and great food ... Lucia ... Dominica is great for hiking and natural attractions.Dominica is one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets ... Nicknamed "the nature island," Dominica is one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets....