Country Profile

Country Profile
Official Name: Commonwealth of Dominica Map of Dominica
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Short Name: Dominica
Capital City: Roseau
Languages: English, French Patois ("Kwéyòl")
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Exchange Rate: USD 1 : XCD 2.7169
Economy: Agriculture-based
Region: Eastern Caribbean
Location: Between the French islands of Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south
Latitude: 15˚ 20’ N
Longitude: 61˚ 22’ W
Surface Area: 751 km2 (289.5 sq mi)
Highest Peak: Morne Diablotin - 1730 m (4,747 ft)
Climate: Humid tropical marine, little seasonal variation between the wet and dry season; high rainfall during the wet season.
Population: 69, 625 (2006 estimate)
Ethnic Groups: Black, Mixed, Amerindian (Caribs), White, Others
Religions: Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Baptist, Anglican, Other
Political Independence: November 3, 1978 (from United Kingdom)
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
Head of State: President: Her Excellency Sylvanie Burton (October 2, 2023)
Head of Government: Prime Minister: Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit (January 8, 2004)
Elections: Last General Election - December 6, 2022

For more detailed statistical information on Dominica, view the 2005 Statistics At a Glance (PDF, 103 KB) or 2011 Population and Housing Census Report (PDF, 1.2 MB).

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