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

Capital Roseau

Main airport Melville Hall (DOM)

Status Parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations

Population 71,000

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)

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