My Father's Place Guest House

Marigot, Dominica


Dominica

 
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About the island
Dominica is an island in the W
est Indies situated between Martinique and Guadeloupe.
This is a home to a wide range of people. The isle of Dominica is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, and it is still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity.


Capital: Roseau
Location: Island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean
Size: 291 square miles (754 square km)
Population: 69,029
Language: English (official), French patois
Climate: Tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Terrain: Rugged mountains of volcanic origin
The highest point on the island is Morne Diablotins at 4,747 feet (1,400 meters)
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)


 
Scotts Head

History
Explored by Columbus in 1493, Dominica was claimed by Britain and France until 1763, when it was formally ceded to Britain. Along with other Windward Isles, it became a self-governing member of the West Indies Associated States
in free association with Britain in 1967.


Boiling Lake

Dominica participated in the work of Green Globe in 1997, aiming to make Dominica a model ecotourism destination. Although the island is poorer than some of its Caribbean neighbors, Dominica has a relatively low crime rate and does not have the extremes of wealth and poverty evident on other islands.
In 2005, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit was elected.

See also:
Encyclopedia:
Dominica    US State Dept. Country notes: Dominica     

Budget Travel: Dominica

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