Dominica Travel Overview
Official language: English
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!
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.
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.
Official language: English
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
XCD / 951
Continent: North America
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
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
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%
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
Paved roads: 393 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 48
Number of doctors: 43
Daily food intake: 3,020 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1978
Main religious group: Christians
Distribution of religions: Roman Catholic 61.4%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, among others
Prison inmates: 300
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.
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.