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About Dominica in detail
Where is Dominica?
Dominica, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 15 18 N 61 24 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.
What is the capital city of Dominica?
The capital city of Dominica is: Roseau.
What is the time in Roseau?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Roseau is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Dominica?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Dominica is: .dm
What is the size of Dominica?
The territory of Dominica is total: 751 sq km; land: 751 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Dominica is slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Dominica, we can do that by covering a distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Dominica?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Dominica is covered by water (see below), and this includes 148 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Dominica?
The climate of Dominica is tropical: moderated by northeast trade winds: heavy rainfall.
Geographical data of Dominica
The elevation of Dominica; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Morne Diablotins 1,447 m.
The typical geographical details of Dominica include rugged mountains of volcanic origin.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Dominica is known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean” due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system; the most mountainous of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest, thermally active lake in the world.
Resources and land use of Dominica
The country’s main mined products are timber, hydropower, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 34.7%; arable land 8%; permanent crops 24%; permanent pasture 2.7%; forest: 59.2%; other: 6.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Dominica
The number of inhabitants of Dominica is 73,757 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that population is mosly clustered along the coast, with roughly a third living in the parish of St. George, in or around the capital of Roseau; the volcanic interior is sparsely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 69.5% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Dominica is concentrated in ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Dominica
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: black 86.6%, mixed 9.1%, indigenous 2.9%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2001 estimate).
Spoken languages in Dominica
The spoken languages in Dominica are the following: English (official language), French patois.
What are the most important religions in Dominica?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 28.6% (includes Evangelical 6.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.1%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, other 1.2%), Rastafarian 1.3%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 0.3%, none 6.1%, unspecified 1.1% (2001 estimate).
Further population data of Dominica
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 21.84% (male 8,239 / female 7,871) 15-24 years: 15.7% (male 5,960 / female 5,618) 25-54 years: 41.97% (male 15,693 / female 15,264) 55-64 years: 9.6% (male 3,787 / female 3,294) 65 years and over: 10.89% (male 3,561 / female 4,470) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Dominica is 0.2% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Dominica the birth rate is 15.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Dominica, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Dominica, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Dominica are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Dominica
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The Dominican economy has been dependent on agriculture – primarily bananas – in years past, but increasingly has been driven by tourism as the government seeks to promote Dominica as an “ecotourism” destination. Moreover, Dominica has an offshore medical.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Dominica is $524 million (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Dominica is 1.5% (2016 estimate) -1.8% (2015 estimate) 4.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Dominica this is $11,400 (2016 estimate) $11,300 (2015 estimate) $11,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Dominica produces?
The main agricultural products of Dominica are bananas, citrus, mangos, root crops, coconuts, cocoa. Note: forest and fishery potential not exploited.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes.
Drinking water source in Dominica
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.7% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 4.3% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Dominica
In Dominica, the average number of delivery is 2.04 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Dominica
The average age of the population is total: 33 years; male: 32.5 years, female: 33.5 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Dominica it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Dominica is -5.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Dominica a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Dominica
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Dominica density of the hospital beds is 3.8 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Dominica the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Dominica the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Dominica is 25.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Dominica? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Dominica are flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months.
More interesting facts about Dominica
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; 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 colonized the island 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.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Dominica: 3 November 1978 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Dominica
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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, unique to Dominica, encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes); green symbolizes the island’s lush vegetation; the triple-colored cross represents the Christian Trinity; the yellow color denotes sunshine, the main agricultural products (citrus and bananas), and the native Carib Indians; black is for the rich soil and the African heritage of most citizens; white signifies rivers, waterfalls, and the purity of aspirations; the red disc stands for social justice.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Dominica: Sisserou parrot, Carib Wood flower; national colors: green, yellow, black, white, red.
Constitution of Dominica
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Dominica?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Dominica is common law based on the English model.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Dominica, we can highlight the following structures unicameral House of Assembly (32 seats; 21 representatives directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 9 senators appointed by the Assembly, and 2 ex-officio members – the House Speaker and the Clerk of the House; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 8 December 2014 (next to be held in 2019); note – tradition dictates that the election is held within five years of the last election, but technically it is five years from the first seating of parliament plus a 90-day grace periodelection results: percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – DLP 15, UWP 6.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Dominica
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Dominica the labor force is 25,000 (2000 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Dominica is total: 10.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 14.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Dominica is 23% (2000 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Dominica, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Dominica, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Dominica, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Dominica
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Dominica is; revenues: $148.1 million, expenditures: $148.1 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 28.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Dominica is 1 July – 30 June.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Dominica
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 1.4% (2016 estimate), -0.8% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 8.6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Dominica
Dominica, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Dominica is: $38.3 million (2016 estimate), $35.2 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: bananas, soap, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges.
The most important imported products are manufactured goods, machinery and equipment, food, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Japan 42%, Trinidad and Tobago 17%, US 11.9%, China 6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Dominica
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Dominica, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 18.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 21.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Dominica, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Dominica; fully automatic networkdomestic: fixed-line connections continued to decline slowly with the two active operators providing about 20 fixed-line connections per 100 persons; subscribership among the three mobile-cellular providers is about 105 per 100 persons international: country code – 1-767; landing points for the East Caribbean Fiber Optic System (ECFS) and the Global Caribbean Network (GCN) submarine cables providing connectivity to other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Tri (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Dominica
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Dominica: 2 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Dominica: total: 1,512 km, paved: 762 km, unpaved: 750 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Dominica: N/A.
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Facts & data about Dominica
Name of the country: conventional long form: Commonwealth of Dominica, conventional short form: Dominica, etymology: the island was named by explorer Christopher COLUMBUS for the day of the week on which he spotted it, Sunday (“Domingo” in Latin), 3 November 1493.
|Abbrevation: Dominica||Geographic coordinates:|
15 25 N, 61 20 W
|Country location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Dominica: Roseau||GPS of the Capital:|
15 18 N 61 24 W
|Position: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago|
|Land area: total: 751 sq km; land: 751 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: rugged mountains of volcanic origin||Area comparative: slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 73,757 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.15 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $38.3 million (2016 estimate), $35.2 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $186.5 million (2016 estimate), $182.9 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Japan 42%, Trinidad and Tobago 17%, US 11.9%, China 6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 69.5% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 33 years; male: 32.5 years, female: 33.5 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 50,000. Percent of the population: 67.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 15,123. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 77,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 105 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 23% (2000 estimate)||Nationality: Dominican(s) adjective: Dominican||National holidays: Emancipation Day (First Monday), celebrated on first Monday in August (1834); Independence Day, 3 November (1978)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77 years. Male: 74 years, female: 80.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.04 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 15.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law based on the English model||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes||Industrial production growth rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate) -1.8% (2015 estimate) 4.2% (2014 estimate)|
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