(Commonwealth of Dominica)

Capital: Roseau

Population (Estimated July 2012): 73,126

Area: 751 km2 or 290 mi2

Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$)

Official Language: English

Political Information: Parliamentary Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 61.4% of the population are Roman Catholic, 20.6% are Protestant, 1.2% Jehovah’s witnesses, 7.7% are other Christian, 1.3% are Rastafarian, 1.6% have other religious beliefs and 6.1% have no religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Morne Diablotins at 1,447m or 4,747ft


GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $500 million (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $1.02 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $13,600 (US$) or (GBP)

Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -4:00

Counties/Provinces/States: 10 parishes; Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter


Leaders: President Charles A. SAVARIN (since 2 October 2013) with Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT (since 8 January 2004).


Additional: Gained Independence from the UK on the 3rd of November 1978.

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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