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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OAS to Observe General Elections in Dominica (OAS - Organization of American States)

Public Technologies 02 Dec 2022
) Press Release. OAS to Observe General Elections in Dominica. December 1, 2022. The Organization of American States (OAS) has deployed an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the December 6, 2022 General Elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica ... This is the fourth time that the OAS will deploy an EOM in Dominica ... Reference. E-074/22 ... (noodl....

Huobi Token Breaches $7 Marker Following Update On This Planned Coin Unveiling

NewsBTC 02 Dec 2022
Sun Teases Debut Of Dominica Currency (DMC). Using his Twitter account, Sun – who was recently appointed by Huobi to be a member of a new global advisory board – announced the launch of the Dominica coin ... This is not the first time that the Commonwealth of Dominica, an ......

Dominica works with Huobi for digital identity program

The Coin Telegraph 29 Nov 2022
The Commonwealth of Dominica has launched a digital identity program and national token in partnership with Huobi .......

Huobi Token Surges After Crypto Exchange Discloses Airdrop of Dominica Coin

CoinDesk 29 Nov 2022
The deal is noteworthy partly because of its connections to the crypto billionaire Justin Sun, founder of the Tron blockchain where the Caribbean island's new token will reside ... ....

Dominica Works with Huobi to Issue National Crypto Token

Finance Magnates 29 Nov 2022
<p> The Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island country in the Caribbean, is working on issuing its own national cryptocurrencies, Dominica Coin (DMC), and Digital Identity (DID) ... </p><p class="MsoNormal">Dominica is a small island with a population of about 70,000 people....

Huobi and Dominica to Issue National Token DMC, Initiating the New Era of Digital Identity

Business Wire 29 Nov 2022
The three platforms were endorsed by the Dominica government to issue Dominica's national token, ......

Huobi Partners With Tron To Launch First National Token Dominica Coin (DMC)

Bitcoinist 29 Nov 2022
Sun announced a few hours ago that crypto exchange Huobi Global has teamed up with the Tron DAO and DMC Labs to jointly launch the world’s first national token, the Dominica Coin (DMC) ... @HuobiGlobal partnered with @trondao and DMC Labs to jointly launch the world's first national token, #DMC (Dominica Coin)....


PR Newswire 28 Nov 2022
ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov ... For more information on Dominica, visit Dominica's official website at, explore the destination's YouTube Page&nbsp;and follow Dominica on Instagram and Facebook.    . About Dominica ... Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean....

Dominica PM defends calling snap general election

The Gleaner 23 Nov 2022
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMCPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended his decision to call a snap general election on December 6, two years ahead of the constitutional deadline, dismissing opposition allegations that he is moving towards... ....

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