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Dominica Facts

Dominica's Information

Flag of Dominica
Land Area 751 km2
Total Area 751km2 (#173)
Population 73,757 (#200)
Population Density 98.21/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $812.00 Million
GDP Per Capita $11,400
Currency Dollar (XCD)
  • Name: Dominica
    (long form) Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Capital City: Roseau (14,847 pop.)
  • Dominica Population: 73,286 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
    (conversion rates)

    East Caribbean Dollar
    One Hundred East Caribbean Dollars
  • Ethnicity: Black 86.8%, Mixed 8.9%, Carib Amerindian 2.9%, White 0.8%, others 0.7%
  • GDP total: $1.035 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $14,600 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), French patois
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Roseau, Portsmouth, Marigot, Berekua, Mahaut, Saint Joseph, Wesley, Salisbury, Castle Bruce, La Plaine
  • Name: Dominica is named after the Italian word for "Sunday", which is "Domenica". This is because Christopher Columbus discovered the island on a Sunday.
  • National Day: November 3
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 61.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.2%, other Christian 7.7%, Rastafarian 1.3%, other 1.6%, none 6.1%
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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