Dominica Travel Overview

Dominica Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Roseau

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: Caribbean North America

The Leeward Island

Dominica is very popular as a port for transatlantic sailors. Surfers get their money’s worth on site!

Location

According to Countryaah, Dominica is an island republic on the edge of the southern Caribbean. The island borders the Atlantic Ocean and lies between the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The closest mainland is Venezuela. The state is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Region

Located in the Caribbean Sea, you can count on pleasantly warm water all year round. The area is therefore ideal for diving and sailing trips and beach holidays. The region is also very popular among deep-sea fishermen.

Important facts

Capital: Roseau

Official language: English

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

XCD / 951

Geography

Continent: North America

Region: Caribbean

Geo coordinates: N 15 ° 24 ’54 ” W -61 ° -22′ -15.5″

Highest mountain: Monte Diablatins (1,447 m)

Total area: 754 km²

Mainland: 754 km²

Coastline: 148 km

Politics

Dependency: Great Britain until 1978

UN member since: 1978

Other political affiliation: Organization of American States

Form of government: Parliamentary republic

Houses of Parliament: unikameral

Party system: Two-party system

State building: centralized

Political culture: Subject culture

Particularities: 21 people-elected MPs and 9 senators: appointed by the President or elected by Parliament

Economy

Dominica GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Bananas, cocoa, vegetables

BSP: $ 287,000,000

GDP: $ 297,100,000

Export: $ 106,000,000

Import: $ 297,000,000

Electricity consumption: 67 million KWh

Oil consumption: 800 million m³

Cultivation area: 28.2%

Demographic data

Residents: 68,900

Residents in cities: 50,100

Minorities: Black 86.8%, mixed race 8.9%, among others

Average age: 30.1 years

0-14 years: 26.1%

15-64 years: 66%

> 65 years: 7.9%

Population growth: -0.08%

Birth rate: 15.73 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.73 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -9.3 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.01

Fertility: 1.94 children / woman

Infant mortality: 13.71 ‰

Life expectancy men: 71.95 years

Life expectancy women: 77.93 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: DM

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: DMA

ISO 3166 numeric: 212

Top Level Domain: dm

IOC country code: DMA

UN / LOCODE: DM

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Transportation

Paved roads: 393 km

Cars: 13,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 48

Health

Number of doctors: 43

Daily food intake: 3,020 kcal / resident

Education

Illiteracy: 6%

History

Foundation: 1978

Last sovereign since: 1978

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: Roman Catholic 61.4%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, among others

Crime

Prison inmates: 300

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

There are no direct connections from Europe. Most flight connections from Europe take place via Antigua, Barbados, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique or Puerto Rico with a subsequent regional flight to Dominica. The airlines LIAT (LI) and Envoy (MQ) fly to Dominica.

Departure fee

14 US $ upon departure.

Arrival by ship

Express des Iles (Internet: www.express-des-iles.com) is a scheduled ferry (catamaran with 300 seats) that connects Dominica with Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia and Les Saintes.
Cruise ships call at the Bayfront in Roseau, the deep water port of Woodbridge Bay (3 miles from Roseau) or Cabrits in Portsmouth.

ON THE GO

On the way by car / bus

The island has a good road network of over 700 km in length. There are bus connections to almost all cities and villages. Taxis are a convenient means of transport. There are fixed prices for individual routes. Rental cars are available. Local companies offer jeep tours. Minimum rental period: 3 hours. Documents: International driver’s license recommended. A temporary driving license is issued upon presentation of your own driving license. Minimum age 25 to 26 years, at least 2 years driving license.
Traffic regulations: left-hand traffic.