Dominica, (pronounced /ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə 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 point 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 natural beauty. It is the yungest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being 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. There 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 featured on the naitional banner. Dominica's economy is hivily dependent on baith tourism an agricultur.
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- "English Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff - How to pronounce Dominica". inogolo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
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