Government of Dominica

About Dominica

Country Profile
Official Name Commonwealth of Dominica
Short Name: Dominica
Capital City: Roseau
Languages: English, French Patois ("Kwéyòl")
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Exchange Rate: USD 1 : XCD 2.7169
Economy: Agriculture-based
Region: Eastern Caribbean
Location: Between the French islands of Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south
Latitude: 15o 20' N
Longitude: 61o 22' W
Surface Area: 751 km2 (289.5 sq mi)
Highest Peak: Morne Diablotin - 1730 m (4,747 ft)
Climate: Humid tropical marine, little seasonal variation between the wet and dry season; high rainfall during the wet season.
Population: 69, 625 (2006 estimate)
Ethnic Groups: Black, Mixed, Amerindian (Caribs), White, Others
Religions: Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Baptist, Anglican, Other

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