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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Get Away To Dominica For Mas Dominik Carnival Festival

Forbes 30 Jan 2023
If your idea of a good time is a euphoric party, now is the time for Dominica ... ....

Youtuber David Hoffmann tours Dominica: a fruit journey

Fresh Plaza 30 Jan 2023
He recently journeyed across Dominica in what he called ‘a fruit journey’, touring Free Up Farms, some 30 minutes south of Portsmouth ... While experiencing fruit production in Dominica, the Youtuber ......

Why Dominica is the remote, nature-packed Caribbean island for the adventurous traveller

The Independent 30 Jan 2023
No international airport, no hotel chains or white sand beaches, sparse roads, hardly any street lights... I find the island of Dominica blissfully free of urban sprawl ... Dominica (pronounced Domin-ee-ca) is far too often confused with the Dominican Republic, another Caribbean island 1,000km away ... ....

Indian HNWIs look to Dominica for hedging risk and for passing wealth to future generations

Nasdaq Globe Newswire 25 Jan 2023
Roseau, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investing wisely is essential to building financial security ... ....

Financial link between Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit and Ronald Pieter Nolen

Blitz 24 Jan 2023
Several years ago, Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who succeeded in ......

Man survives at sea for 24 days by eating ketchup and garlic powder

New York Post 20 Jan 2023
More On. survival ... Experts say Tesla design, luck kept family alive after cliff plunge ... A man from Dominica lost at sea for almost a month survived, in part, by eating ketchup, garlic powder and Maggi seasoning cubes, officials said ... Next ... The navy said after the medical check, he was given to immigration officials so he could get home to Dominica ... .......

Colombia rescata a náufrago de Dominica tras 24 días perdido

Ottumwa Courier 19 Jan 2023
BOGOTÁ (AP) — Un casco con la palabra “ayuda" escrita en inglés fue clave en el rescate de un dominiqués que dice haber estado 24 días a la deriva en el mar Caribe y que fue rescatado cerca del departamento ... ....

Náufrago de Dominica sobrevive 24 días con kétchup

Ottumwa Courier 19 Jan 2023
BOGOTÁ (AP) — El dominiqués Elvis Francois asegura que sobrevivió 24 días a la deriva en el mar alimentándose con una botella de kétchup que encontró en el velero, polvo de ajo y unos cuantos cubitos de caldo ... ....


MENA FN 19 Jan 2023
(MENAFN - PR Newswire) ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover Dominica, the tourism office for the island of dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a), reports a significant increase in ... ....


PR Newswire 19 Jan 2023
For more information on Dominica, visit Dominica's official website at, explore the destination's YouTube Page and follow Dominica on Instagram and Facebook.  About Dominica ... For more information on Dominica, visit Dominica's official website ......

2023: Your Investment Year for Dominica

Malaysian National News Agency 18 Jan 2023
Your Investment Year for Dominica ... Roseau, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- The Caribbean’s Dominica ... What investment options are available in Dominica?....

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