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


BUDGET DAY IN DOMINICA IS WEDNESDAY JULY 28, 2021. (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 27 Jul 2021
) ... This long-awaited project is here ... We pray God's guidance and protection of this beautiful Nation, Dominica, and its people during the upcoming Fiscal Year ... Disclaimer. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 27 July 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein ... (noodl. 58142981) ....

OVER 200 GRADUATES CLOSES CHAPTER AT THE DOMINICA STATE COLLEGE (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 27 Jul 2021
The nineteenth commencement ceremony for the Dominica State College was celebrated in grand style on Thursday July 22 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. This commencement ceremony marks the successful completion of over six thousand students since the inception of the Dominica State College ... President of the Dominica State College, Dr....

APARTMENT COMPLEXES NEAR COMPLETION IN ROSEAU (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 27 Jul 2021
). The Government of Dominica is continuing its mandate to provide safe and resilient housing for all Dominicans ... and funded by the Citizenship by Investment Programme. Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 27 July 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....

Dominica Secures Direct Miami Flight, Becomes Perfect Winter Holiday Destination for Americans

Finger Lakes Times 27 Jul 2021
LONDON, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commonwealth of Dominica is set to be the newest destination in the Caribbean in which American Airlines will fly to later this year ... Denise Charles, Dominica's Minister of Tourism, the nation is the "perfect" spot for a relaxing winter vacation ... Prime Minister of Dominica, Dr the Hon....


Public Technologies 27 Jul 2021
She says IOM is thrilled for the opportunity to support the Government of Dominica through the Local Government Department in advancing its contribution towards several global policy frameworks and the achievement of global objectives ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica ......

Dominica Completes $2m Bypass Project to Safeguard Community During Hurricane Season

PR Newswire 26 Jul 2021
LONDON, July 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As cities across the world face unprecedented floods and other climate catastrophes, the Commonwealth of Dominica is doing everything in its power to curb the crisis ... The Dominica passport issued under CBI is valid for ten years, and the citizenship acquired can be passed on for generations to come....

Boxing: Mary Kom beats Dominica's Miguelina Garcia Hernandez to enter round-of-16

India TV 25 Jul 2021
India's boxing star Mary Kom advanced to the round-of-16 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after prevailing through a stiff competition from Dominica's Miguelina Garcia Hernandez ... Related Stories. Tokyo Olympics ... Profile ... .......

Mary Kom enters Olympic pre-quarters, outwits spirited Garcia from Dominica

The Economic Times 25 Jul 2021
Mary Kom's trusted right hook aided her well through the bout and she also displayed a sharp mind by forcing Garcia to lunge at her, opening up the space for the Indian to land clear punches ... ....

Tokyo 2020: Mary Kom enters Olympic pre-quarters, outwits Garcia from Dominica

Hindustan Times 25 Jul 2021
In a bout that was exciting from start to finish, Mary Kom displayed some brilliant tactics to overcome the spirited fight that Garcia put up. PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 02.17 PM IST ... The youngster from Dominica had the stomach for a fight but was undone by her inability to strike clearly ... .......

American Airlines Adds Two New Routes Out Of Miami

Simple Flying 24 Jul 2021
As the US carrier continues to grow its footprint in South Florida, Miami’s hometown airline will offer flights to Dominica and Anguilla in the Caribbean ... Starting December 8, 2021, American Airlines will fly twice a week on a Wednesday and Sunday to Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) in Dominica ... About Dominica and Anguilla. Dominica....


Public Technologies 23 Jul 2021
American Airlines have announced that direct flights from Miami to Dominica will begin on December 8th 2021. This announcement came after a proving flight landed in Dominica On Tuesday June 22 2021 ... Denise Charles stated that these flights will operate twice a week, to and from Dominica ... The return flight will leave Dominica at 4.24 p.m....