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".[1] 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 seemingly unspoiled natural beauty. 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]

Main article: Geography of Dominica

Environment of Dominica[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Dominica

Natural geographic features of Dominica[edit]

Regions of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Regions of Dominica

Ecoregions of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Dominica

Administrative divisions of Dominica[edit]


Municipalities of Dominica[edit]

Demography of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Dominica

Government and politics of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Government of Dominica and Politics of Dominica

Branches of the government of Dominica[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Dominica[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Dominica[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Dominica[edit]

Foreign relations of Dominica[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Dominica[edit]

Main article: Law of Dominica

Military of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Military of Dominica

Local government in Dominica[edit]

History of Dominica[edit]

Main article: History of Dominica, Timeline of the history of Dominica, and Current events of Dominica

Culture of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Culture of Dominica

Art in Dominica[edit]

Sports in Dominica[edit]

Main article: Sports in Dominica

Economy and infrastructure of Dominica[edit]

Main article: Economy of Dominica

Education in Dominica[edit]

Main article: Education in Dominica

Infrastructure of Dominica[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Dominica


  1. ^ a b "Dominica". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Dominica