Dominica

General Facts

Area: 750 km2 (290 sq miles)

Capital City: Roseau

Population: 75,543 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 148 km (92 miles)

Currency: Easter Caribbean Dollar (XCD), but the US Dollar is widely accepted.

Government: Parliamentary Republic 

Climate

The climate of Dominica is mildly tropical; in the winter months the temperature averages 25°c (77°f); in the summer, 28°c (82°f). The spring months are the driest with the heaviest rains fall during late summer. The average yearly rainfall ranges from about 191 cm (75 in) on the drier Caribbean coast to 508 cm (200 in) in mountainous inland areas. Destructive hurricanes coming in from the Atlantic Ocean can be expected during the late summer months.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Roseau (16,571)

2. Portsmouth (3,633)

3. Marigot (2,669)

4. Berekua (2,608)

5. Mahaut (2,369)