Dominica

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Dominica coastline
Dominica coastline

A Little Geography...

  • The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island in the Carribbean.
  • At about 290 square miles it has a population of just over 70,000.
  • The capital is Roseau.
  • A volcanic island, Dominica has the world's second largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.
  • The mountainous rainforests are home to many rare plants, animals and birds.

Rainforest in Dominica
Rainforest in Dominica

A Little History...

  • Christopher Columbus spotted the island on Sunday 3rd November 1493, and named it Dominica after the Latin name for Sunday (dominica).
  • The island remained isolated for a hundred years or so, until Caribs started to settle there as they were driven from other islands in the region by the Europeans.
  • France colonised Dominica in the early 18th century and brought in African slaves to work in the plantations.
  • France ceded Dominica to the British in 1763, and a small British colony was established in the early 19th Century.
  • Dominica became an independent nation in 1978.

And Some Interesting Facts...

  • Dominica has exactly 365 rivers!
  • The Sisserou parrot is unique to Dominica and is featured on the country's national flag.

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