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Dominica Facts & Figures

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Total area: 290 sq mi (751 sq km)
Population (2009 est.): 72,660
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Roseau - 20,000
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Languages: English (official) and French patois
Religions: Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15%, none 2%
Time zone: GMT-4, DST is not observed
Electricity: AC 220V/50Hz or 240V/50Hz; European and British plugs are used

Dominica is a large mountainous island of volcanic origin of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique. The island is known for picturesque mountainous landscapes and spectacular, abundant and varied flora and fauna. The beauty of Dominica's natural parks is depicted in dense rain forests, streams, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, volcanic peaks, lava craters or geysers and boiling volcanic pools.

Due to its volcanic origin, Dominica has few beaches, but it is a very attractive destination for eco-tourism.


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