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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Apr 19 2021 - A fresh start for prawn producers after extreme weather conditions in Dominica (Antigua and Barbuda Government)

Public Technologies 20 Apr 2021
A fresh start for prawn producers after extreme weather conditions in Dominica. April 16, 2021, Bridgetown, Barbados - Marvin Daniel recalls the terrifying winds and torrential rains that destroyed lives and livelihoods when they lashed the Caribbean island of Dominica ... Sixty-five people died on Dominica alone....

DCFH CONSTRUCTION WORK PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY (Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica)

Public Technologies 14 Apr 2021
Dominica is steadily moving closer to having a fully functional state of the art modern hospital as construction work on the 40 million US dollar Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) continues ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 14 April 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....

Week 4 NIC-10 football stats: Dominica McCarren among all-time receiving leaders

Journal Standard 14 Apr 2021
With James Cooper Jr. throwing for 793 yards in his last two games, Harlem now has three of the top four receivers in the NIC-10 ... McCarren is averaging 127.3 yards receiving. That would rank third in NIC-10 history for a full season ... Hononegah's Scott VanSchelven, second with 1,143 yards receiving, played in 12 games in 1987, averaging 95.3 yards ... NOTE....

Head of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Unit Wishes Muslims Ramadan Mubarak

MENA FN 13 Apr 2021
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) LONDON, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The holy month of Ramadan, set to begin on April 13, 2021, is considered a time of spiritual reflection, fasting and prayer. It is a ... ....

Dominica Launches ‘Work In Nature’ Visa Program For Digital Nomadic Families

Forbes 13 Apr 2021
The Caribbean island of Dominica has launched an 18-month visa package to allow families to live and work, side-by-side, with the visiting sperm whales. The catch? You have to be able to earn $50,000 per year, remotely ... ....

Dominica Prepares to Accommodate Vincentian Evacuees (OECS - Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States)

Public Technologies 12 Apr 2021
). Prime Minister Skerrit has been in touch with the Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and has offered support to assist with the evacuation of residents during this natural disaster ... Vincent ... Hotline Number is 611-HOST (611-4678) and email address ... Disclaimer....

Dominica Offers to Accommodate 300 Evacuees from St Vincent Following Volcano Eruption

PR Newswire 12 Apr 2021
LONDON, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Following Friday's eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica have offered their assistance and support in accommodating evacuees ... Dominica was one such ......

Dominica Geothermal Risk Mitigation Project - P162149 (World Bank Group)

Public Technologies 08 Apr 2021
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Tropical Storm Erika causes dangerous flash flooding in Dominica

CBS News 07 Apr 2021
Tropical Storm Erika is slamming the Caribbean hard, bringing dangerous flash flooding to Dominica. Sabra Luke is in the island nation and joined CBSN with more on how the country is dealing with the disastrous weather ... ....

Transparency Integral to Success of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme

PR Newswire 07 Apr 2021
LONDON, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly three decades of experience in the investment migration industry, Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme is one of the best on the market ... Established in 1993, Dominica is not only one of the most robust programmes available but also one of the oldest....


Public Technologies 06 Apr 2021
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA ... Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica published this content on 06 April 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein....

UNDP strengthens the capacity of Dominica’s female farmers in Disaster Management

Reliefweb 02 Apr 2021
**Roseau, 17, March 2021 **- Female farmers in Dominica are receiving much needed support through one of the microfinance initiatives under the Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Commonwealth of Dominica Project....

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