Dominica

Flag of Dominica

 

Dominica on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 754 km²

Geography – rugged mountains

Language – English, French Patois

Religion – 61% Roman Catholic, 22% Other religions, 9% other Christian, 8% none


Monetary Unit
– East Caribbean dollar

Natural Resources – timber, hydropower, arable land

Agriculture – bananas, citrus, mangoes, root crops, coconuts, cocoa; forest and fishery

Industry – soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes

Dominica Map

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population – 73,449 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate 0.22%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.59

Capital City – Roseau (14,847)

Highest Mountain – Morne Diablatins (1,447m)

Longest River – no major rivers

Climate – tropical, hot, wet 19°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 220 cm (approx)

 

Plant Life – typical rainforest trees including chataignier, gommier, carapite, breadfruit, white cedar, laurie

Animal Life – no large wild animals but small ones include agouti, manicou

Bird Life – 135 bird species

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Dominica. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/dominica.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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