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Dominica - At a glance
Dominica at a glance
Location West Indies at 15ºN and 61ºW, between Guadeloupe and Martinique
Size Approximately 47km long, 26km wide and 750km² in area
Main airport Melville Hall (DOM)
Status Parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations
Languages English and French Creole
Economy Agriculture and tourism
Main religion Roman Catholic
Currency East Caribbean dollar (EC$)
Exchange rates US$1 = EC$2.7 fixed; £1 = EC$3.6 variable; €1 = EC$3 variable (July 2016)
Electricity supply 220–240V, 50Hz. Commonly UK-style 3-pronged outlets.
Time GMT –4 hours
International telephone code +1 767
Flag Cross of yellow, black and white stripes on a green background with a red circle at the centre. Within the circle are ten green stars and a sisserou parrot.
National bird Sisserou parrot (Amazona imperialis)
National flower Bwa kwaib (Sabinea carinalis)