Coordinates: 15°25′N 61°20′W / 15.417°N 61.333°W / 15.417; -61.333

Commonweel o Dominica

Banner o Dominica
Banner
Coat o airms o Dominica
Coat o airms
Motto: "Apres Bondie, C'est La Ter"[1] (Kwéyòl) "Post deum terra est " (Laitin) ("Efter God is the yird")
Location o  Dominica  (circled in reid) in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)
Location o  Dominica  (circled in reid)

in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)

Location o Dominica
Caipital
and largest city
Roseau
15°18′N 61°23′W / 15.300°N 61.383°W / 15.300; -61.383
Offeecial leidsInglis
Vernacular
leids
Kwéyòl
Island Carib
Ethnic groups
(2015[2])
Demonym(s)Dominican
GovrenmentUnitary pairlamentary republic
• Preses
Charles Savarin
Roosevelt Skerrit
LegislaturHoose o Assembly
Unthirldom
1 Mairch 1967
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
3 November 1978
Aurie
• Total
750 km2 (290 sq mi) (184th)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• Julie 2009 estimate
72,660 (195t)
• 2016 census
72,324
• Density
105/km2 (271.9/sq mi) (95t)
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
• Total
$1.002 billion[3]
• Per capita
$14,166[3]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
• Tot
$497 million[3]
• Per capita
$7,022[3]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.724[4]
heich · 94th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC–4 (Eastren Caribbean)
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+1-767
ISO 3166 codeDM
Internet TLD.dm

Dominica, (pronounced /ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə/ (deprecatit template) DOM-i-NEE-kə[7] French: Dominique) offeecially the Commonweel o Dominica, is an island naition in the Caribbean Sea. Tae the north-northwast lies Guadeloupe, tae the sootheast Martinique. Its size is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) an the heichest pynt in the kintra is Morne Diablotins, which haes an elevation o 1,447 metres (4,747 ft). The Commonweelt o Dominica haes an estimatit population o 72,500. The caipital is Roseau.

Dominica haes been nicknamed the "Nature Isle o the Caribbean" for its seemingly unspoiled naitural beauty. It is the yungest island in the Lesser Antilles, still bein formed bi geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced bi the warld's seicont-lairgest boilin lake. The island features lush muntainous rainforests, hame o mony rare plant, ainimal, an bird species. Thare are xeric auries in some o the wastren coastal regions, but hivy rainfall can be expectit inland. The Sisserou Parrot (an aa kent as the Imperial Amazon), the island's naitional bird, is featurt on the naitional banner. Dominica's economy is hivily dependent on baith tourism an agricultur.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Dominica -- Coat of Arms
  2. "Dominica Ethnic groups 2001 Census". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Dominica". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  4. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
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  7. "English Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff - How to pronounce Dominica". inogolo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09.