Dominica is an island nation and borderless country in the Caribbean Sea, the northernmost of the Windward Islands (though it is sometimes considered the southernmost of the Leeward Islands). The size of the country is about 289.5 square miles (750 km). The capital is Roseau.
Dominica has many waterfalls, springs, and rivers. The Calibishie area in the country’s northeast has sandy beaches. Dominica is largely covered by rainforest and is home to the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. Some plants and animals thought to be extinct on surrounding islands can still be found in Dominica’s forests.The volcanic nature of the island has attracted scuba divers. The island has several protected areas, including Cabrits National Park, as well as 365 rivers.
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The island’s climate is tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds and heavy rainfall. Below is the climate data for Roseau.
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The first recorded sighting of the lake was in 1870 by Mr. Watt and Dr. Nicholls, two Englishmen working in Dominica at that time. In 1875, Mr. H. Prestoe, a government botanist, and Dr. Nicholls were commissioned to investigate this natural phenomenon.
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Roman Catholic Church of St. Mark. Soufrière, Dominica.
The Indian River is a river on the Caribbean island of Dominica. It flows to the Caribbean Sea between the town of Portsmouth and the village of Glanvillia. It is the widest river in Dominica.
Champagne Beach is a popular beach located on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. It is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches, one of the best in the South Pacific. It is visited regularly by tourists and cruise boats from Australia. Its waters are very clear.[citation needed ]
Scotts Head is a village on the southwest coast of Dominica, in Saint Mark Parish. As of 2001, its population was 721. Predominantly a fishing village, Scotts Head overlooks Soufrière Bay, which is protected as the Soufrière Scotts Head Marine Reserve. It is also a popular snorkeling and diving site for tourists.
The Carib Territory was officially formed by British colonial authorities in 1903, in a remote and mountainous area of Dominica's Atlantic coast. Its population remained largely isolated from the rest of the island throughout most of the 20th century, with only a ceremonial chief and no other formal self-governance.
Dominica Botanical Gardens is located on the Caribbean island-nation of Dominica, in the capital of Roseau. Once known as one of the finest botanical gardens in the region, it was severely damaged by Hurricane David in 1979. Following restoration efforts, it remains a focus of cultural life in Roseau, and a center of conservation research on Dominica.
Der Boeri Lake ist ein See auf dem Inselstaat Dominica. Der See liegt auf einer Höhe von 869 m ü. M. und ist somit der höchstgelegene See Dominicas. Der See liegt im Nationalpark Morne Trois Pitons etwa 45 Gehminuten vom Freshwater Lake entfernt. Er ist mit 1,82 ha (4,5 ac.)
The Dominica Museum is a museum on the quay in Roseau, Dominica. It is the national museum of Dominica. It is located in a small orange (as of 2007) building, formerly an Old market building and a post office dating to 1810.
The Layou River is a river in Dominica. It rises in the interior of the country, flowing westward to reach the Caribbean Sea on the country's central western coast, very close to the town of St. Joseph. It is the longest and deepest river in Dominica.
La Soufrière violently erupted in 1718, 1812, 1902, 1971, and 1979. The eruption of May 7, 1902, just hours before the eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, killed 1,680 people. The death zone, where almost all persons were killed, was close to entirely Carib.
Roseau ( Kwéyòl: Wozo) is the capital and largest city of Dominica. With a population of 16,582. It is a small and compact urban settlement, located within the Saint George parish and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Roseau River and Morne Bruce.
Morne Diablotins is the highest mountain in Dominica, an island-nation in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. It is the second highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles, after La Grande Soufrière in Guadeloupe. Morne Diablotins is located in the northern interior of the island, about 15 miles north of Dominica's capital Roseau and about 6 miles southeast of Portsmouth, the island's second-largest town.
Morne Diablotin National Park is a national park in the northern mountain ranges of Dominica, an island nation in the Caribbean. The park comprises 8,242 acres, amounting to 4.4% of the nation's area. It was established in January 2000, primarily to protect the habitat of the endangered Sisserou Parrot, an endemic bird species that is a national symbol of Dominica.