Dominica

Map of Dominica
Flag of Dominica

The Commonwealth of Dominica, commonly known as Dominica, is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. In Latin, its name means "Sunday", which was the day on which it was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means "Tall is her body". The demonym or adjective of this country is "Dominican" in English, same as that for the Dominican Republic but unlike the Dominican Republic, in which the stress is on the first "i", the stress is on the second "i". Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its seemingly unspoiled natural beauty. It is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest boiling lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many very rare plant, animal, and bird species. The Sisserou parrot, the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag.

Established
1978-11-03
Joined Commonwealth
1978
Capital City
Roseau
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Dominican
Country motto
"After God is the Earth"
Size
290 square miles.
Population
72660
Population density
Based on figures from 2008.
105 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 95)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$688700000 (World ranking:210)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.798 (World ranking:71)
Currency Code
XCD
Country calling code
Area code 767
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry last post!
9 years 22 weeks ago

Blog entry home stays
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9 years 22 weeks ago

Blog entry HEY!It’s
9 years 22 weeks ago

HEY!It’s Emily and Ashley. I feel like I haven’t blogged in a while so here I am haha :]Thursday 3rd July:Today we woke up as per usual but there was a twist. A camera crew was outside to do an interview with us for the Dominican news. The girls were running around frantic to look good haha. We also took a photo of the mosquito bites to show our mummy’s and daddy’s how much pain we are in :[

Project Blackburn College - Dominica
9 years 22 weeks ago

This exchange gives young people from Blackburn the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences in growigng up in two different parts of the world; to look at the responsibilities that children and young people have at different stages of their lives both within the family and community settings.