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Discover Dominica

Dominica officially "the Common wealth of Dominica" is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, "Boiling Lake".
The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall can be expected inland. The "Sisserou Parrot" (also known as the Imperial Amazon), the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture.
Christopher Columbus first named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday, which is Dominica in Latin. On 3 November 1978, Dominica became an independent nation.

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Useful Info

  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4)

  • Electricity
    220/240 volts

  • Language
    English, French and Antillean Creole

  • Currency
    East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

  • Emergency number

  • Capital

  • Area
    289.6 square miles

  • Communication
    The Island’s area code is +1 767. The Island has a reliable telecommunications system and it is easy to find public phones in the city and in most of the communities. The three major mobile service providers on the island are: Cabe & Wirless, Digicel and Orange Caraïbe.

  • Climate
    The Island’s climate is tropical, moderated by Northeast trade winds and frequent heavy rainfall that cools the tropical heat. Besides that it nourishes the island’s rainforest, feeds the rivers, lakes and the waterfalls. The annual temperature averages at 27 ⁰C.

  • Public Holidays
    -January 1: New Year's Day
    -February 8 & 9: Carnival
    -March 25: Good Friday
    -March 28: Easter Monday
    -May 2: Labour Day
    -May 16: Whit Monday
    -August 1: August Monday
    -November 3: Independence Day
    -November 4: National Day of Community Service
    -December 25: Christmas Day
    -December 26: Boxing Day

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  • Address
    Douglas-Charles Airport, Melville Hall, Dominica, +1767-445-7109

  • Facilities

  • Internet
    Free Wi-Fi is available

  • Airport taxis
    Taxis are available at Douglas-Charles Airport and in Roseau, they are identified by the letters H, HA or HB on the number plates. A fare from the airport to Canefield/Roseau/Newtown/Portsmouth/Picard is EC$65 (US$26). From the airport to the Carib Territory/Concorde/Atkinson/Calibishie is EC$40 (US$15). A fare from the airport to: Salisbury/Batalie/Coulibistrie/Colihaut EC$100 (US$40).

  • Airport parking
    There is a possibility to park your car near the airport.

  • Getting to the city
    The Island has a reliable public transportation system. The bus fares are standardized and range from EC$ 1,50 to EC$10.25 (US$ 0,60 to US$ 1,40). During the day bus rotation is frequent, but is not suitable for night travel.

  • Car rental
    There are different car rental agencies on the island and the traffic uses the left side of the road, most of them are well maintained.

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