Dominica

Dominica Overview

Dominica is a small island country in the Caribbean Sea. It consists of one island that lies 320 miles north of the Venezuelan coast. Dominica has an area of 290 square miles.

Natural wonders extend off the coast; the coastal waters, enclosed by reef, form one of the Caribbean’s richest marine parks.

First stop for nature lovers would have to be the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, home to the twin cascades of Trafalgar Falls, the Valley of Desolation and, a boiling lake. To the southeast of the island is the incongruously named Champagne, its major draw, underwater springs providing a unique experience for divers.

CLIMATE

Temperatures in Dominica seldom rise above 90 °F (32 °C) or fall below 65 °F (18 °C). Annual rainfall ranges from 79 inches in Roseau, on the southwest coast, to 400 inches in the mountains.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Roseau
POPULATION: 72,500
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: DM
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +767
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4