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Commonwealth of Dominica
Flag of Dominica
Coat of arms of Dominica
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Apres Bondie, C'est La Ter"(Dominican Creole French)
"Post deum terra est " (Latin)
"After God is the earth"
Location of  Dominica  (circled in red)in the Caribbean  (light yellow)
Location of  Dominica  (circled in red)

in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Location of Dominica
and largest city
15°18′N 61°23′W / 15.300°N 61.383°W / 15.300; -61.383
Official languages English
Dominican Creole French
Ethnic groups (2001)
Demonym Dominican
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President
Charles Savarin
Roosevelt Skerrit
Legislature House of Assembly of Dominica
1 March 1967
• from the United Kingdom
3 November 1978
• Total
750 km2 (290 sq mi) (184th)
• Water (%)
• July 2009 estimate
72,660 (195th)
• 2016 census
• Density
105/km2 (271.9/sq mi) (95th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$808 million
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$521 million
• Per capita
HDI (2014) Increase 0.724
high · 94th
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone Eastern Caribbean (UTC–4)
Drives on the left
Calling code +1-767
ISO 3166 code DM
Internet TLD .dm

Coordinates: 15°25′N 61°20′W / 15.417°N 61.333°W / 15.417; -61.333

in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈnkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə;French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is a sovereign island country. The capital, Roseau, is located on the leeward side of the island. It is part of the Windward islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island lies south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census.


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