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DOMINICA, A FABULOUS NATURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

LOCATION

North of the group Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean, between Guadeloupe and Martinique French, is Dominica, an island territory of 750 km2 of volcanic origin, characterized by dense rainforest and numerous sources aquifer.

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

The Commonwealth of Dominica became independent or in 1978. It is an independent, politically democratic and economically stable state. Its capital is Roseau.

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Dominica is part of the Commonwealth of Nations (Commonwealth), however unlike other former British colonies does not share the Head of State (United) although it has its system of law based on the Common Law. Dominica is a full member and participant of the Caribbean Community, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

LANGUAGE

The official language is English, and a Creole local dialect. Also part of the International Organization of the Francophonie.

CURRENCY

As money sign has the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD or EC $), with an exchange rate of around $ 2.70 per US dollar Caribbean.

POPULATION

It has a population of approximately 72,000 people, mainly indigenous African and Caribbean. In recent years a slight increase in white population and Chinese is recorded. Most of this population is settled in the coastal regions.

CLIMATE

The climate in Dominica is tropical, moderate and usually breeze blowing from the Northeast. It has two seasons, dry and rainy, the latter between the months of June to October. It is located in the Caribbean area that is affected by cyclones.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Dominica’s main economic activity is financial services, which have grown substantially in recent years due to tax incentives, making it an offshore financial center.

AGRICULTURE

Currently more than 40% of the active population of Dominica is dedicated to agriculture. As part of its plans for expansion of the economy, Dominica developed since 1993, an economic citizenship program that provides a significant number of contributions and the implementation of some investment projects with foreign private capital to fundamentally develop tourism infrastructure.

TOURISM

It also begins to develop tourism as a major activity, with a flow of about 50 thousand visitors a year. For its sylvan condition, Adventure and Ecological Tourism in Dominica are two of the most popular variations among visitors seeking refuge in this Caribbean contact with nature without requiring service or luxuries.

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