Dominica

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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Dominica Ranks as One of the Safest Country in the Caribbean and Latin America in ...

MENA FN 13 Jan 2022
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) LONDON, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has been crowned as one of the safest places in the Caribbean and Latin America in a new one-of kind report ... ....
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Dominica Ranks as One of the Safest Country in the Caribbean and Latin America in New Citizenship Report

PR Newswire 13 Jan 2022
13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica has been crowned as one of the safest places in the Caribbean and Latin America in a new one-of-a-kind report by the world's leading government advisory and marketing firm, CS Global Partners ... Dominica ranks third safest country in the Caribbean in the World Citizenship Report (WCR)....
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Dominica is Committed to Housing Every Family as 1,000 New Homes are Planned for 2022

PR Newswire 11 Jan 2022
10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica is moving toward attaining its "Dynamic Dominica" goal as they announce that a further 1000 homes will be built during 2022 ... The Dominica government initiated this project to build back better after Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017....
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French-Based Publication Praises Dominica as the "Secret Pearl of the Caribbean"

PR Newswire 06 Jan 2022
6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica's flourishing eco-tourism industry promises an unspoiled paradise, offering tourists world-class experiences with minimal impact on the environment ... They also earn the right to live, work and study in Dominica and the ability to pass citizenship down, establishing a future legacy....
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IMF Predicts Citizenship by Investment Revenue to Help Dominica Grow GDP 5% Annually for the Next Five Years

PR Newswire 04 Jan 2022
4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Commonwealth of Dominica recovers from the economic impact of the global pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the country to grow its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 5% yearly from 2022-2026 ... Established in 1993, Dominica's CBI ......
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