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

in the Caribbean  (licht yellae)

Caipital
an largest city
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
 •  Prime Meenister Roosevelt Skerrit
Legislature Hoose o Assembly
Unthirldom
 •  Associatit State 1 Mairch 1967 
 •  frae the Unitit Kinrick 3 November 1978 
Aurie
 •  Tot 750 km2 (184th)
290 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) 1.6
Population
 •  Julie 2009 estimate 72,660 (195t)
 •  2016 census 72,324
 •  Density 105/km2 (95t)
272/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
 •  Tot $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
Internet TLD .dm

Dominica, (pronounced /ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə[5] 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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  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. 
  5. "English Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff - How to pronounce Dominica". inogolo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09.