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Basic information about Dominica
Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə; French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census. The capital is Roseau, located on the leeward side of the island. The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago/Arawak and later colonised by the Europeans, predominately by the French, who arrived at the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493 (\Sunday\ = \Domenica\ in Italian). Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978. Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the \Nature Isle of the Caribbean\ for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag. Dominica's economy depends on tourism and agriculture.Dominica (/ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə/ DOM-i-NEE-kə; French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census. The capital is Roseau, located on the leeward side of the island. The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago/Arawak and later colonised by the Europeans, predominately by the French, who arrived at the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493 (\Sunday\ = \Domenica\ in Italian). Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978. Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the \Nature Isle of the Caribbean\ for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag. Dominica's economy depends on tourism and agriculture.
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Saint PeterSaint Peter is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. John to the north, St. Joseph to the south, and St. Andrew to the east. It has an area of 27.7 km² (10.74 mi²), and has a population of 1,452. Colihaut (the largest village), Dublanc and Bioche are its only settlements.Show on map
Saint PaulSaint Paul is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. Joseph to the north, St. David to the east, and St. George to the south. It has an area of 67.4 km² (26.02 mi²), and a population of 8,397. The largest settlements are Canefield (where the island's second airport is located) and Mahaut. Another village in the parish, Massacre, is so-called because of the historic massacre of Dominica's indigenous people by European settlers. Cochrane, Springfield Estate and Pont Cassé (home of the island's central roundabout) are located in the interior.Show on map
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. George, St. Luke and St. Mark to the west, and St. David to the north. It has an area of 84.4 km² (32.59 mi²), and has a population of 8,383. Grand Bay (also known as Berekua) and La Plaine are the largest settlements in the parish. Other villages include: \n* Bagatelle \n* Bellevue Chopin (also in St. George) \n* Boetica \n* Bordeaux \n* Delices \n* Dubuc \n* Fond St. Jean \n* Geneva \n* Hagley \n* Montine \n* Petite Savanne \n* Pichelin \n* Pointe Caribe \n* Ravine Banane \n* Stowe \n* Tete Morne \n* La PlaineShow on map
Saint MarkSaint Mark is one of Dominica's ten administrative parishes (Dominica is in the Lesser Antilles). It is bordered by St. Luke (to the north) and St. Patrick (to the east). With an area of 9.9 km² (2 mi²), it is the smallest in the island. It had a population of 1,834 people at the Population Census of 2011. The main settlements in the parish are Soufrière and Scotts Head (near which the only tombolo in the West Indies can be found). Another village in the parish is Galion.Show on map
Saint LukeSaint Luke is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. George (to the north), St. Mark (to the south), and St. Patrick (to the east). The parish is one of Dominica's smallest in area and population. 1,668 people live in its 7.77 km² (3 mi²) of area. Pointe Michel (La Pointe) is its only settlement. Its shape resembles a wedge pointing right, with the top part cut off.Show on map
Saint JosephSaint Joseph is the chief settlement of Dominica's St. Joseph Parish. Its population is 2,029.Show on map
Saint JohnSaint John is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. Andrew to the east, and St. Peter and the Espagnole River to the south. It has an area of 59 km² (22.78 mi²). 5,897 people live in the parish, half of which (2,977) live in the main settlement, Portsmouth (Dominica's second largest town, also called Grand Anse by locals). Glanvilla and Lagoon serve as the town's suburbs. Other settlements include: \n* Capucin \n* Clifton \n* Cottage \n* Toucari \n* Tanetane \n* Bornes \n* Tanetane The highest peak is Morne aux Diables, with a height of 861 m (2827 ft).Show on map
Saint GeorgeSaint George is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by Saint Paul and part of the Boeri River (to the north), Saint David and Saint Patrick (to the east), Saint Luke (to the south). The parish has an area of 56.1 km² (21.67 mi²), and has a population of 20,211.Show on map
Saint DavidSaint 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), and has a population of 6,789.Show on map
Saint AndrewSaint Andrew is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. John and St. Peter (to the west), St. Joseph (to the southwest), and St. David (to the southeast). At 178.27 km² (68.83 mi²), 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.Show on map