About Dominica

About Dominica2018-08-20T07:47:41+00:00


Named “the Nature Island of the Caribbean” for its unspoiled natural beauty – green mountains covered with lash rain forests, countless rivers and waterfalls. 

Sitting halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Dominica is located just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Stretching 751 km² (290 square miles) the island boasts 148 km (91 miles) of coastal line. The official name of Dominica is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is mostly referenced in official communications and to distinguish the island from the Dominican Republic, its northerly Caribbean sister.

Dominica is part of the Windward Islands, the southern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. It was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans, due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica’s fortunes

improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.

The Country offers economic citizenship by investment program inviting potential nationals from all around the world to make an economic contribution to the country. In return, applicants and their families are given Dominica citizenship and a second passport.


Capital: Roseau
Official Language: English
Area: 750 sq km (184th)
Joined Commonwealth: 1978
Population: 72,000 (2013)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 1.8% p.a. 1990–2013
UN HDI: World ranking 93
Timezone: Eastern Caribbean (UTC–4)
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)