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is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its size is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of 1,447 metres (4,747 ft). The Commonwealth of Dominica has an estimated population of 72,500. The capital is Roseau. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest boiling lake. The island features lush mountainous rainforests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall can be expected inland. The Sisserou Parrot (also known as the Imperial Amazon), the island's national bird, is featured on the national flag. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on tourism, agriculture and heavy taxation. Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday (dominica in Latin), November 3, 1493. In the hundred years after Columbus's landing, Dominica remained isolated, and even more Caribs settled there after being driven from surrounding islands as European powers entered the region. France formally ceded possession of Dominica to the United Kingdom in 1763. The United Kingdom then set up a government and made the island a colony in 1805. The emancipation of African slaves occurred throughout the British Empire in 1834, and, in 1838, Dominica became the first British Caribbean colony to have a legislature controlled by a black majority. In 1896, the United Kingdom reassumed governmental control of Dominica, turning it into a Crown colony. Half a century later, from 1958 to 1962, Dominica became a province of the short-lived West Indies Federation. In 1978, Dominica became an independent nation.

Capital Roseau
Currency Dollaro dei Caraibi Orientali (ECD)
Country code 001-767
Spoken languages ​​ English

Passport: needed, with validity of at least six months from the time of arrival in the country. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.


Hygienic conditions are acceptable, the sanitary facilities are of poor quality. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. Of the four hospitals in the island, the only with adequate facilities is the Princess Margaret Hospital. No hospital has a hyperbaric chamber. Princess Margaret Hospital, Federation, Goodwill (Tel. 767-448-2231) Warnings: We recommend that you: · do not drink water that has been boiled, filtered or first purified; drink only water from sealed bottles without adding ice. · drink only pasteurized milk and boil it first if consumption. · eat only well-cooked foods, especially when it comes to pork, · prefer fruit that can be peeled and boiled vegetables · avoid eating on the streets and vendors rely for meals in restaurants. · perform, after medical opinion, the following vaccines: yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis a. For more information contact the district health closer to home at least three weeks prior to departure.


tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; abundant rainfall.


Licence You can get a local permit upon presentation of Italian license upon payment of a fee. Car insurance RC mandatory. Driving rules Drive on the left.

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