Dominica

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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
an lairgest ceety
Roseau
15°18′N 61°23′W / 15.300°N 61.383°W / 15.300; -61.383
Offeecial leids Inglis
Vernacular
leids
Kwéyòl
Island Carib
Ethnic groups (2015[2])
Demonym Dominican
Govrenment Unitary pairlamentary republic
• Preses
Charles Savarin
Roosevelt Skerrit
Legislatur Hoose o Assembly
Unthirldom
1 Mairch 1967
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
3 November 1978
Aurie
• Tot
750 km2 (290 sq mi) (184th)
• Watter (%)
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
• Total
$497 million[3]
• Per capita
$7,022[3]
HDI (2014) Increase 0.724[4]
heich · 94th
Siller East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone Eastren Caribbean (UTC–4)
Drives on the left
Cawin code +1-767
ISO 3166 code DM
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.

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