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Commonwealth of Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica
Commonwealth of Dominica

Dominica, popularly known as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean," is a beautiful island lying between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Spectacular, lush and varied flora and fauna are protected by the natural park system. Dominica has a history of fishermen and farmers settling along river valleys. Dominica's first inhabitants arrived in dugout canoes from South America in 3000 B.C.





The Arawak-speaking people made Dominica their home in 200 A.D. The Kalinago people from South America took over the region in 1200 A.D. The French claimed the region in 1642, but lost control to the British in 1805. Dominica gained its independence from Britain in 1978. Today, the cuisine, dress, language and government structure represent the region's unique culture shaped by history. Roseau is the capital, and the local people speak English and French. Dominica has an area of 754 kmē, with a population of approximately 70,000. Dominica is a republic within the Commonwealth with a parliamentary democracy. East Caribbean dollar is the currency of Dominica.

Travel planning
Dominica has a tropical climate moderated by trade winds from the north-east and heavy rainfall. Floods are a constant threat, and the late summer months may experience destructive hurricanes. The weather is good in May, June and November, and the rains are moderate. July to October is the low season because of constant hurricanes. Citizens of Western countries can travel without visas for visits less than 90 days. The mid-range budget is US $150-300 per day for food and accommodation. Beautiful resort rooms could cost you over $400 during the high season, where you could enjoy private surfing lessons and fine wine. Casual comfy clothes such as T-shirts and shorts are the best, but feel free to add a dress or long pants for the evenings.

Places to visit





Morne Diablotin is the highest point at 1447 meters. The Lesser Antilles is a mountainous island with volcanic peaks made up of lava craters including the Boiling Lake, the world's second largest thermally active lake. Roseau, Trafalgar Falls, Wotten Waven, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Champagne Beach and Reef, Soufriere, Grand Bay, Mero and Salisbury, Morne Diablotin National Park, Portsmouth, Calibishie and Carib Territory are interesting places to visit in Dominica.










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