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Commonwealth of Dominica is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of
73,126, making it the 200th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Roseau with a total population of
14,847. The country encompasses 754 square kilometers making it the 184th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with the North Atlantic Ocean, Grand Bay, Caribbean Sea and Prince Rupert Bay.

President Nicholas J.O. Liverpool is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through a majority vote
of the House of Assembly and holds that position for five years. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is recognized as the
Head of Government and achieves that status through presidential appointment. Its form of government is a
parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 3rd of October 1978 as well as their
independence from the United Kingdom.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and French Patois. It counts among its major religions
Roman Catholic, Protestant, other religions and none. As sources of mass communication it has 2 AM, 4 FM and 1
Television stations.

Major geographical features are Morne Diablotins, its highest point at 1,447 meters and the Caribbean Sea, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Caribbean Sea, which measures 148 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra,
furniture, cement blocks and shoes. Its official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Dominica. Its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and Boiling Lake on
Dominica is the second- largest thermally active lake in the world.
Boiling Lake
Center of the island.
Looks like something
out of "Lost"
Carib Indian Village
Fort Shirley Ruins at
Cabrits National Park
Hell's Gate in
Calibishie on the
Caribbean Sea-
Dominica's lowest point
and principle waterway
Indian River
Roseau- Dominica's
capital and largest city
Scott's Head on
Soufriere Bay-
Dominica's
southernmost point
Morne Diablotins-
Dominica's highest
point
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Updated 23 August 2012
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Crapaud or Mountain
Chicken- Dominica's
national dish
Marigot on Dominica's
West Coast on the
Atlantic Ocean
Dominican girl in
traditional dress
Carib Point-
Dominica's
northernmost point on
the Guadeloupe
Channel
Morne Trois Pitons
National Park- a World
Heritage Site on
Dominica
Pointe Ronde-
Dominica's
westernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
Tet Chen Staircase-
Dominica's
easternmost point on
the Atlantic Ocean