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Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Caribbean. The resources, Roseau, lies on the western side of the island. It is geographically situated as part of the Windward Islands chain in the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea. Dominica’s closest neighbors are 2 basic territories of the European Union as well as Eurozone, the overseas divisions of the French Republic, Guadeloupe to the northwest and Martinique to the south-southeast. Dominica makes up a land area of 750 km2 (290 sq mi), as well as the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 m (4,747 ft) in elevation. The populace was 71,293 at the 2011 census.
The island was resolved by the Arawak showing up from South America in the fifth century. The Kalinago displaced the Arawak by the 15th century. Columbus is stated to have passed the island on Sunday, 3 November 1493. It was later on colonised by Europeans, mainly by the French from the 1690s to 1763. The French imported enslaved people from West Africa to Dominica to deal with coffee ranches. Great Britain occupied in 1763 after the Seven Years’ Battle, and also it progressively developed English as its official language. The island got freedom as a republic in 1978.
Dominica has actually been nicknamed the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” for its native environment. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, as well as actually it is still being created by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world’s second-largest thermal spring, called Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous jungles, and it is the home of lots of rare plants, animals, as well as bird types. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, yet heavy rainfall happens inland.
The Sisserou parrot, also known as the Imperial amazon and also discovered only on Dominica, is the island’s nationwide bird and also featured on the nationwide flag, making it among the only 2 sovereign nations whose official flag includes the color purple. The nation belongs to the Republic of Nations, the United Nations, the Company of American States, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and also the Non-Aligned Movement.
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