Saint David Parish, Dominica

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Saint David
Carib Territory coast
Carib Territory coast
Dominica-Saint David.png
CountryDominica
CapitalCastle Bruce
Area
 • Total131.5 km2 (50.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,043
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4
ISO 3166-2DM-03

Saint David is one of Dominica's ten administrative parishes, located on the eastern side of the island. It is bordered by St. Andrew to the north; St. Joseph, St. Paul and St. George to the west; and St. Patrick to the south. It has an area of 131.6 km² (50.8 mi²),[1] and has a population of 6,789.[2]

Settlements[edit]

Its largest settlement is Castle Bruce, with a population of 1,653.[2] It includes the Indigenous community of the *Carib Territory. (Kalinago Territory) which has a population of about 3000 spread across 7 hamlets. Other villages include:

Areas of interest[edit]

The northern area of the parish is also home to the island's Carib Territory, in and around which 3,000 pure, indigenous Caribs live.

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.