Saint Andrew Parish, Dominica

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Coordinates: 15°33′48″N 61°18′42″W / 15.56333°N 61.31167°W / 15.56333; -61.31167
Saint Andrew
Parish
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Country Dominica
Capital Wesley
 - coordinates 15°33′48″N 61°18′42″W / 15.56333°N 61.31167°W / 15.56333; -61.31167
Area 178.1 km2 (69 sq mi)
Population 9,471 (2011)
Density 53 / km2 (137 / sq mi)
Timezone UTC-4
Code DM-02

Saint Andrew is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. John and St. Peter (to the east), St. Joseph (to the southwest), and St. David (to the southeast).

At 178.27 km² (68.83 mi²),[1] it is the island's largest parish in area. Its population is 10,461, which makes it the second most populated parish, after St. George.[2]

Settlements[edit]

Marigot is its largest village, with 2,676 people.[2] Other communities include:

Coryphaena hippurus at Marigot fishing port
Woodford Hill Bay
Anse Du Me

Notable people[edit]

Well-known people born in the parish include famous schoolteacher Wills Strathmore Stevens (after whom a Marigot school is named), and Dominica's current Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit (born in Vieille Case).

Transportation[edit]

Some of Dominica's most excellent roads can be found in much of St. Andrew's road system.

The parish also boasts Dominica's main airport (at Melville Hall Estate), which opened in 1961. It is now open to night landing.

In 1982, Anse du Mé was made a legal port; the government of Canada provided a floating jetty for the village.

Industry[edit]

A Fisheries Complex at Marigot Bay began operation in mid-2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Figures provided by the Lands and Surveys Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Cork Street, Roseau, Dominica.
  2. ^ a b Commonwealth of Dominica, Population and Housing Census—2001. Roseau, Dominica: Central Statistical Office, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Kennedy Avenue, 2001.

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