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Dominica is one of the Leeward Islands in the south of North America.

Dominica has a border on the west side with the Caribbean Sea and on the east side with the Atlantic Ocean.

The land is mainly volcanic mountains.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Dominica, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 15 25N
Longitude - 61 20W

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dominica The Dominican flag is green with a centred cross of yellow, flag pole side and top, black and white. In the centre of the cross is a red disc showing a Sisserou parrot circled by 10 green stars each with a yellow border. The Sisserou parrot is unique to Dominica. The 10 stars are the ten parishes, green is the lush vegetation. The cross, which is a Christian symbol, has yellow for sunshine and bananas, black for the rich soil and Africna heritage and white for waterfalls and rivers.

The capital of Dominica is Roseau.

Dominica is a parliamentary republic with a President as head of state and a Prime Minister as head of government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Dominica is the East Caribbean dollar. Dominica is a member of the Commonwealth.

English is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Dominica to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Dominica is 751 sq kms which is the 17th largest in North America.

Dominica has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Dominica has no boundaries with other countries

Dominica has a coastline of 148 kms which is the 19th longest in North America.

The highest point in Dominica is Morne Diablotins at 1,447 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. dominica
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People

The total population of Dominica is 73,757 people, making it the 22nd largest country in North America by population.

Of this number 36,517 are females and 37,240 are males.

A person from Dominica is called a Dominican.

To be a citizen of Dominica you must be born in Dominica or one of your parents must be a citizen of Dominica. You have to live in Dominica for 5 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Dominica, by population are:-

  • Roseau 16,571 people
  • Portsmouth 3,633
  • Marigot 2,669
  • Berekua 2,608
  • Mahaut 2,369
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. dominicaEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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69.5% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Dominica is 15.2 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Dominica is 7.9 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 7.2 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 14.5 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 33.5 and for males is 32.5. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 17.1. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 5.9. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Dominica spends 5.5% of its total income on health care.

We have no figures for the number of doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 3.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

27.9% of the population are estimated as obese.

95.7% of the urban population and 4.3% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

79.6% of the urban population and 84.3% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Dominica releases 0.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as lowest in North America.
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Education

Dominica spends 3.4% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 5 in Dominica. Primary education is for seven years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 17. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are waiting for information about the school year in Dominica.

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

We have no figures for the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in work.

The total number of people available for work in Dominica is 25,000.

dominicaThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
23.0% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 2 paved airports in Dominica, which is the 19th highest number in North America.
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There are no railways in Dominica.
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There are 762 kilometres of roads in Dominica, which means Dominica is in 18th place for the most kilometres of roads in North America.
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There are no major national newspapers in Dominica.

There are 77,000 mobile phone users.

21% of the people have a fixed landline.

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50,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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