Outline of Dominica

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The location of Dominica
An enlargeable relief map of the Commonwealth of Dominica

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Dominica:

Dominicasovereign island nation located in the Caribbean Sea.[1] In Latin, its name means "Sunday", which was the day on which it was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means "Tall is her body".[2] The Carib Territory was established for the indigenous people of the island. Because the island lies between two French overseas departments, Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south, and because it was colonized by France for a time, it is sometimes called "French Dominica". However, its official language is English, though a French creole is commonly spoken. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its largely unspoiled natural environment. It is one of the youngest islands in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest boiling lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many very 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, the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture.

General Reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Dominica

Geography of Dominica[edit]

Geography of Dominica

Environment of Dominica[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Dominica

Natural geographic features of Dominica[edit]

Regions of Dominica[edit]

Regions of Dominica

Ecoregions of Dominica[edit]

List of ecoregions in Dominica

Administrative divisions of Dominica[edit]

Parishes of Dominica

Municipalities of Dominica[edit]

Demography of Dominica[edit]

Demographics of Dominica

Government and politics of Dominica[edit]

Politics of Dominica

Branches of the government of Dominica[edit]

Government of Dominica

Executive branch of the government of Dominica[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Dominica[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Dominica[edit]

Court system of Dominica

Foreign relations of Dominica[edit]

Foreign relations of Dominica

International organization membership[edit]

The Commonwealth of Dominica is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Dominica[edit]

Law of Dominica

Military of Dominica[edit]

Military of Dominica

Local government in Dominica[edit]

Local government in Dominica

History of Dominica[edit]

History of Dominica

Culture of Dominica[edit]

Culture of Dominica

Art in Dominica[edit]

Sports in Dominica[edit]

Sports in Dominica

Economy and infrastructure of Dominica[edit]

Economy of Dominica

Education in Dominica[edit]

Education in Dominica

Health in Dominica[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Dominica". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Discover Dominica: The Nature Island". Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-06-27.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Dominica