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
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.
|Center of the island.
Looks like something
out of "Lost"
|Fort Shirley Ruins at
Cabrits National Park
|Hell's Gate in
Calibishie on the
Dominica's lowest point
and principle waterway
capital and largest city
|Scott's Head on
Updated 23 August 2012
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
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|Crapaud or Mountain
|Marigot on Dominica's
West Coast on the
|Dominican girl in
northernmost point on
|Morne Trois Pitons
National Park- a World
Heritage Site on
westernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
|Tet Chen Staircase-
easternmost point on
the Atlantic Ocean