Dominica Guide

Dominica Guide

Dominica – country information

Country name Dominica
Official name Dominican Community
Capital Reed
continent North America
Area 751 km
Population 71 293 (2011)
Foundation of a state 3. 11. 1978
The highest mountains Morne Diablotin 1447 m
State system a pluralist republic with a unicameral parliament
The biggest cities Roseau 24,000 (Capital City)
Official language English
Ethnicity/National Composition black 91.5%, mixed race 6%, Indian 1.5%, white 0.5%
Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 68%, others 32%
Currency 1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
gross domestic product (GDP) US$13,994 (2012)
Average life expectancy of the population 74.87 let (2006)
Structure of GDP agriculture, forestry and fishing 25%, mining and industry 12%, construction 7%, services 56%

Country overview

According to Abbreviationfinder, the island of Dominica is part of the chain of Leeward Islands between Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Country data

Location: Caribbean

Time zone: CET – 5 (during summer time: CET – 6)

Total area: 751 km²

Land area: 751 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 148 km

Capital: Roseau

Parishes: 10
Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter

Electric current: 220, 240 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 1767 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Morne Diablotins 1,447 m


Population: approx. 73,500 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.2% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 98

Life expectancy: 74 (male), 80 (female)

Official language: English


  • 61% Roman Catholic
  • 20% Protestants
  • 19% other


The tropical climate gives the island plenty of rainfall with year-round temperatures between 23-30 ° C.

In the main travel season at the beginning of the year, there is less rain than in the remaining months. It’s not that hot at this time either.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: are only occasionally available.

International credit cards: These are accepted in larger hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts. The export is permitted in the amount of the declared import.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 200 g tobacco
  • 2 liters of alcoholic beverages

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Different plant species are not allowed to be introduced into Dominica.

Travel advice

The cyclone season is from June to the end of November. Heavy rains, tropical storms and landslides must be expected

In some regions of the Eastern Caribbean, there are occasional robberies on ships near the coast. Do not take unknown guests on board and pay attention to your own safety, especially at night.


Most of the population works in agriculture. Most of the foreign currencies are taken in by tourism, which is growing slowly but steadily.

The remaining forests offer a further great economic potential for the expansion of the wood processing industry.

Industries: wood processing, agriculture, tourism

Natural resources: wood, farmland, hydropower

Land use:

  • Usable land: 9%
  • Grain cultivation: 13%
  • Pasture area: 3%
  • Forests: 67%
  • other: 8%


Tropical rainforest covers a large part of the country. The trees are still very dense, especially in the higher regions.

Many, sometimes rare, plants and flowers can be found all over the country.


There are hardly any wild animals left on Dominica. Only smaller insects and snakes live in the forests.

In addition, various species of birds can be seen on land.

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