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Dominica is a small island nation in the Caribbean. The island is lush with plenty of volcanoes and pristine rainforest. Most of the population has their roots in Africa, but here is also the only remaining group of indigenous people kalinago (caribou) in the region. The former British colony is one of the poorer countries in the region, but the income gaps are smaller and crime is lower than in many neighboring states.
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Geography and climate

Dominica is the largest island in the archipelago of the Lovarts Islands (Windward Islands) which forms part of the Little Antilles in the Caribbean (Caribbean).

Dominica is a lush, green and mountainous island with eight volcanoes. The island has pristine rainforest, numerous rivers, waterfalls, high mountains, hot springs and a boiling lake. Unlike many of its neighboring countries, Dominica lacks many and long beaches. The small beaches that exist often consist of black sand of volcanic origin.

On the island is the world's largest parrot, the endangered Amazona imperialis, which is also displayed on the country's flag. Dominica is also home to a rare frog species, the one pound heavy chicken frog. Previously, there were tens of thousands of chicken frogs on Dominica and they were used as food. From 2002, the frogs were attacked by an aggressive fungal disease and were close to extinction. Some specimens were saved from the infection by flying out to neighboring Montserrat and to Europe. For some years now, there are signs that the frogs that have survived the disease have begun to multiply.

Dominica's peculiar nature, with sea-related rainforests, among others, is protected in several national parks.

Geography and climate of Dominica

Climate

The climate is tropical and through northeastern wind gusts the country receives ample rainfall. Dominica is located in the most hurricane-stricken area in the Caribbean. Hurricane season prevails July – October. The temperature varies between 25 degrees in December – March to 32 degrees during the hottest months of the year.

FACTS - GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

Surface

750 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish –5 hours

Capital with number of inhabitants

Roseau 13 600 (Estimated 2009)

Other major cities

Canefield (3,360), Portsmouth (3,270), Marigot (2,670 inv) (estimated 2009)

Highest mountain

Morne Diablotin (1447 m asl)

Average Precipitation / year

1800 mm (coasts), 6350 mm (mountains)

Average / day

Roseau 27 C (July), 24 C (Jan)

 

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