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Atlas of Dominica

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English Dominica - Commonwealth of Dominica

The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means "her body is tall." The indigenous people of the island, the Caribs, have a territory which resembles the Indian reserves of Canada. Because the island went through a period of French occupation, and lies between two overseas départements of France : ► Guadeloupe to the north and ► Martinique to the south; the island is sometimes called "French Dominica". It also has the nickname "The Nature Isle of the Caribbean" due to its seemingly unspoiled natural beauty.

Français[1] Dominique (Communauté de la Dominique)

La Dominique est une île de l'archipel des Caraïbes, située à mi-chemin des îles françaises de la Guadeloupe et de la Martinique. Son nom précolombien est Wai'tu kubuli, qui signifie « Son corps est grand ». Le Commonwealth de la Dominique est membre du Caricom, de l'AEC, de l'OECO, du Commonwealth, de l'OEA, de l'ONU, de la Francophonie. Avant son indépendance en 1978, la Dominique était une colonie britannique, depuis le traité de Paris (1763), époque à laquelle la France y a renoncé. Elle fut passagèrement réoccupée par la suite.


Short name  Dominica
Official  name Commonwealth of Dominica
Status Independent country since 1978
Location Caribbean
Capital Roseau
Population 71,727 inhabitants
Area 751 km²
Major  languages English (official), French patois
Major  religions Roman Catholicism
More information Dominica, Geography of Dominica, History of Dominica and Politics of Dominica
More  images Dominica - Dominica (Category).

General maps

Do-map.png Map of Dominica
Dominica.png Map of Dominica
Dominica parishes english.png Parishes of Dominica
Carib Territory.svg Carib territory

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  1. French is added because of the widely spoken French patois.

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