Dominica Area Code

+1 is the dialing code for Dominica.

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 Area Code

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.

Country Facts

Geography

Cultivated land 34.7 %
Land area 751 km 2

Population and health

Population development 0.21 ‰
Urban population (Urbanization) 69.5 %
Death rate 7.91 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 79.91 years
Life expectancy: Men 73.82 years
Birth rate 15.41 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.724
Population 73607
Infant mortality 11.25 deaths / 1000 births

Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com

Energy

Electricity, production 97 million kWh
Energy consumption per inhabitant 607.4 kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons

Infrastructure

Internet users 59.1 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 126 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 163 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 23% of the workforce
GDP 10700 per resident
Primary occupations 40 %
Secondary profession 32 %
Tertiary professions 28 %

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 residents

Roseau 13 600 (Sources: Allcitypopulation.com)

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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