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Quick Facts
Capital Roseau
Government Parliamentary democracy; republic within the Commonwealth
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Area total: 754 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 754 km2
Population 68,910 (July 2006 est.)
Language English (official), French patois
Religion Roman Catholic 77%, Protestant 15% (Methodist 5%, Pentecostal 3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3%, Baptist 2%, other 2%), none 2%, other 6%
Calling Code +1 767
Internet TLD .dm
Time Zone UTC-4

Dominica is a part of the region of Central America and is a Caribbean island country between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. It is often 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 island 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. Should not be confused with the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic.



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