DOMINICA


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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
750 km2 (174th)

Capital
Roseau

Language
English

Motto
'After God is the earth'

National Flower
Caribwood (Poitea carinalis)

National Animal
Imperial amazon (Amazona imperialis)

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Dominica Flag

Dominica, authoritatively the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the West Indies. The capital, Roseau, is situated on the western side of the island. It is a piece of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island is situated close Guadeloupe toward the northwest and Martinique toward the south-southeast. Its territory is 750 km2 (290 sq mi), and the most astounding point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 m (4,747 ft) in height. The Commonwealth of Dominica is one of the Caribbean's not many republics. The island was initially occupied by the Kalinago and later colonized by Europeans, prevalently by the French from the 1690s to 1763. Columbus is said to have passed the island on Sunday 3 November 1493, and the island's name is gotten from the Latin for "Sunday". Extraordinary Britain took ownership in 1763 after the Seven Years' War, and it step by step set up English as its official language. The island republic picked up autonomy in 1978.


Coat of Arms


Dominica Coat of Arms

Territory


Dominica Map

750 km2 (174th)


Capital


Dominica Capital

Roseau

Roseau is the capital and biggest city of Dominica. It is a little and reduced urban settlement, in the Saint George area and encompassed by the Caribbean Sea, the Roseau River and Morne Bruce. Based on the site of the old Kalinago Indian town of Sairi, it is the most seasoned and most significant urban settlement on the island of Dominica. It is on the west (leeward) shore of Dominica and has a mix of present day and provincial French engineering. Roseau is Dominica's most significant port for outside exchange. A few fares incorporate bananas, sound oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges, and cocoa. The administration division is likewise a huge piece of the nearby economy.


Languague


Dominica Languague

English



Motto


Dominica Motto

'After God is the earth'



National Flower


Dominica National Flower

Caribwood (Poitea carinalis)

Poitea carinalis is a little deciduous tree of dry bush and when in bloom, for the most part February– April (once in a while up to June, contingent upon dry season rains), an individual Poitea (Sabinea) can be seen from a mile away as the whole tree turns splendid red, the blossoms have the commonplace pea structure with a long bottom. Dispersed people happen all through the dry bush and are once in a while planted somewhere else and since it has been received as the national blossom of Dominica, individuals are presently urged to plant it all the more generally. The blooms seem just before the new leaves spread out and draw in a plenitude of creepy crawlies, hummingbirds and bananaquits, yet keep going for just a brief span. Out of bloom, it has 6-8 sets of flyers and a straightened case. It is endemic to Dominica.


National Animal


Dominica National Animal

Imperial amazon (Amazona imperialis)

The imperial amazon (Amazona imperialis) or Dominican amazon, otherwise called the sisserou, is a parrot discovered just on the Caribbean island of Dominica. It has been assigned as the national flying creature of Dominica. The magnificent amazon estimates a normal of 48 cm (19 in) long. With guys gauging a normal of 900 g (32 oz) and females 650 g (23 oz), the species is huge for its family. Being of the family Psittacidae, the sisserou has zygodactyl feet and a thick, snared bill with a strong tongue. This bill is designed so that, utilizing its pivoted mandibles and tongue, the sisserou can undoubtedly move sustenance around in its mouth. Guys and females have indistinguishable plumage: the chest is a dim shade of purple, and the upper parts and quills are a dim shade of green, with dark edged plume tips. The eye-ring is dim dark colored, with the eye being a blend of orange and red. Adolescent appearance does not contrast much, with a higher event of green plumage and carefully darker eyes.


Demonym(s)

Dominicans

Population

71,293
(2011 census)

Currency

East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Time Zone

UTC–4 (Eastern Caribbean)

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