Interesting Facts in Dominica

There are over 70,000 people that live in Dominica, located in the Caribbean in the Lesser Antilles, near Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The name Dominica is Latin meaning Sunday.

The largest city or town is Roseau with about 17,000 people, followed by Portsmouth, Marigot, Berukua, Mahaut, Saint Joseph, Wesley, Salisbury, Castle Bruce, and La Plaine.

The official language used in Dominica is English, others used include French and Antillean Creole.

The national bird is the Sisserou Parrot and is only found on the island of Dominica.

Dominica is home to the second largest hot spring in the world, called Boiling Lake.

Covered with rainforest, Dominica includes springs, 365 rivers, waterfalls, sandy beaches, and well known scuba diving areas.

The currency used is the East Caribbean Dollar, XCD.

The highest point is Morne Dioblotin at 1,447 metres or 4,747 feet.

Dominica is known for its different music festivals, such as Creole in the Park and the World Creole Music Festival.