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Learn more about Dominica.
Flag of Dominica Dominica
Population: 69,278 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Roseau
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An Introduction to Dominica
Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans, due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.

Dominica map

Map of Dominica ( Location ) : 15 25 N, 61 20 W, Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. For additional reports and educational information specific to Dominica, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Dominican Flag
Green, with a centered cross of three equal bands - the vertical part is yellow (hoist side), black, and white and the horizontal part is yellow (top), black, and white; superimposed in the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a sisserou parrot encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes).

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Dominica.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.45%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 71.48 yrs - Male
    • 77.43 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 23,700 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 6,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 46,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .dm

Did you know ... People from Dominica are called Dominicans
 

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