The essence of Dominica is adventure .Christopher Columbus found the island on Sunday, or Dominican in Latin, so the country’s name. a Caribbean island known for 750 square kilometers of natural beauty, Dominica is covered in beautiful rainforest-a UNESCO World heritage site-and is home to the world’s second largest hot spring. Tourists and of course inhabitants, enjoy the hundreds of streams, fabulous coastlines, and live coral reefs, the population about 73000 uses the East Caribbean Dollar. The official language is English, also French Antillean Creole language is spoken
Where is Dominica?
Sitting halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Dominica is situated only a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the North. Stretching 751 km² (290 square miles), our island boasts 148 km (91 miles) of coastal line. Dominica’s official name is the ‘Commonwealth of Dominica,’ which is mostly referenced in official communications and to further distinguish the island from the Dominican Republic, its northerly Caribbean sister.
Dominica’s important exports are agricultural and include coffee, cocoa, bananas, citrus fruits, and tropical fruits. Our main exported produced products are rum, timber, and soap. Tourism, which includes a budding eco-tourism industry, is also a main driver of our economy. Please visit the Invest Dominica Authority website for more information on our economy and potentials for investment.
Getting to Dominica
The Government of Dominica is planning to construct a new international airport to welcome direct flights from the United States and Europe. Now, foreign visitors must make a layover in transit hubs such as the airports of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Maarten, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.
The island is well connected to the other islands of the Caribbean, with commercial airlines regularly departing from and landing at Melville Hall Airport (airport code: DOM). Canfield Airport (airport code: DCF), the nation’s smallest airport, currently serves courier planes alone.
Travelers may also reach the island by boat, with large cruise ships setting anchor at the Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth, the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth, and Woodbridge Bay.
CARICOM and Other International Memberships
Dominica is a member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Commonwealth of Nations.
CARICOM is an international organization including of member-states, all of whom are in the Caribbean. CARICOM works to develop economic cooperation and combination in the region. Its secretariat headquarters are based in Georgetown, Guyana.
The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary organization of 53 countries that share no legal commitment to each other but have a common goal of boosting the “development of free and democratic societies” and “prevail peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all peoples of the Commonwealth” (see more at the Commonwealth’s official website). There are many advantages in Commonwealth members, such as easier travel between member states, protection of all members by other embassies and commissions around the world, and eligibility for certain cultural or sporting activities, including the Commonwealth Games.
Dominica is also a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Organization of American States (OAS). We maintain missions in Washington D.C., New York, London, and Brussels, and we are represented jointly with other OECS members in Canada.