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Country name conventional long form: Commonwealth of Dominica
conventional short form: Dominica
Gevernment typeparliamentary democracy
Capital name: Roseau
geographic coordinates: 15 18 N, 61 24 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptiongreen, 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)
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Internet country
Ports and terminalsPortsmouth, Roseau
Agriculture productsbananas, citrus, mangoes, root crops, coconuts, cocoa; forest and fishery potential not exploited
Industriessoap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes
LocationCaribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates15 25 N, 61 20 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 754 sq km
land: 754 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline148 km
Climatetropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Terrainrugged mountains of volcanic origin
Natural resourcestimber, hydropower, arable land
Natural hazardsflash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
Population68,910 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack, mixed black and European, European, Syrian, Carib Amerindian
ReligionsRoman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, other 2%), other 6%, none 2%
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois

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