What is the history of Dominica?

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Columbus discovered and named this island 'Sunday' (Dominica in Latin) The French controlled it for some years and ceded it to Great Britain in 1763. The British colonised it. In November , 1978, Dominica became an independent nation. (Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, which is a different country)
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What is the capital of Dominica?

The capital city of the Commonwealth of Dominica is Roseau . (This island nation should not be confused with the DominicanRepublic , which is located with Haiti on the island ofHispaniola.)

What languages are spoken in the Commonwealth of Dominica?

Spanish, French and broken English. Dominicans speak French, Patios, and English English is the official language of Dominica, although a French Patois is also spoken by some. (The official language of the Dominican Republic, which is not the same country as Dominica, is Spanish). English is t (MORE)

What is the National dish of dominica?

The national dish for Dominica is "mountain chicken" (a large frog) called crapaud. There are other dishes, such agouti and manicou, which are made from local rodents.

What does Dominica mean?

The word Dominica is the Latin word for Sunday, that being the 1st or 7th day of the week. It is the Latin equivalent of the English Sunday as the words do not share the same etymology, and is the root of modern day Romance language's (Romanic/Latin/Neo-latin languages) word for Sunday. Examples fro (MORE)

What is life like in dominica?

I come from Dominica and life there is very good. I now live in England but am going back in august. My mum is good friends with the president at the moment Skerritt Roosevelt. There are 365 river in Dominica and the food there is also delicious. If you go there you will be very friendly welcomed. (MORE)

What is the population of dominica?

There were 72,900 residents of the small island of Dominica in early 2010. (This should not be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic .)

Are there scientist in dominica?

Yes. There are Dominican citizens as well as frequent visitors to the island who are scientists. I am one of them. If you would like to discuss matters of science that are related to natural history, you should contact members of Forestry Division for an appointment. Otherwise, you can visit the Arc (MORE)

What is the zip code for Commonwealth of Dominica?

The postal codes of the Commonwealth of Dominica are: . 00109 . 00109-8000 The formal name Commonwealth of Dominica is often used to distinguish it from the Dominican Republic , while the Zip code 00109-8000 ensures mail isn't mis-sent there. This and other information can be found on (MORE)

How did Dominica get its name?

Chris Columbus discovered her on a Sunday and named her afterSunday. The Caribs named her Wiatukubuli but that was disregardedwhen Columbus arrived. Dominica got its name from Christopher Columbus in 1492 as hereached the island on a Sunday. The Kalinagos (formerly CaribIndians) call the island "Wa (MORE)

Absolute location of Dominica?

Roseau: (capital city) 15° 18' N, 61° 23' W La Plaine: 15° 19' N, 61° 14' W Marigot: 15° 32' N, 61° 17' W Portsmouth: 15° 34' N, 61° 27' W

What are people from dominica called?

People who were born or live in Dominica are referred to as Dominicans. which is confusing enough since those from the Dominican Republic are also considered Dominican. This is very confusing.

Does Amazon ship items to Dominica?

Yep it does cause Megan Murphy said so:D don't use amazon and eBay for shipping. use other international shipping services like viaddress.comif you use ship from where you buy then it goes too costly. instead you should buy from amazon ,eBay etc and ship using shipping companies like viaddress.co (MORE)

What is the weather like in Dominica?

The weather in Dominica is like most other nearby Caribbean islands with average high temperatures ranging from the low 80s Fahrenheit in the winter to the high 80s during the summer. Average low temperatures -- mainly at night -- reach a bottom of 71 degrees in February to the mid 70s during the s (MORE)

Is Dominica near the equator?

NO NO AND A ZILLION NO!!!!!!!! If ur talking about the Dominican Republic it is still no! The commonwealth of Dominica is located in the CARIBBEAN!! That's between Guadeloupe and Martinique. It is beautiful country and i think everyone in the world should visit it.

Are Dominicans from Dominica or Dominican Rep?

Sorry to disappoint you - but in the Caribbean there are two separate islands Dominica and Dominican Republic. They are both referred to as Dominicans.... In the Caribbean the pronunication is different: Persons from Dominican Republic are referred to as Dominicans (Doh-mi-ni-cans). Persons from Do (MORE)

Who was the President of Dominica in 2009?

Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool was the President of Dominica in 2009. He became the sixth President of Dominica on 2003 October 2 and began his second term on 2008 July, ending it on 2012 September 17.

How many prime ministers did dominica have?

Dominica has had 7 Prime Ministers since the implementation of its constitution in 1978. Roosevelt Skerit is the 7th Prime Minister of Dominica. Dominica has also had 1 acting Prime Minister.

Who was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2009?

Roosevelt Skerrit was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2009. Skerrit became the 7th Prime Minister of Dominica on 2004 January 8, taking over for acting Prime Minister Osborne Riviera. This followed the death of the previous Prime Minister Pierre Charles by heart attack.

What are animals native to Dominica?

The imperial parrot is Dominica's national bird and appears on theflag. The island also has large frogs, small tree frogs, thirteendifferent species of bats, and large boa constrictors.

Who are all the Presidents of Dominica?

The 10 presidents of Dominica are; Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue, Fred Degazon, Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue, Jenner B. M. Armour, Aurlius Marie, Sir Ckarence Seignoret, Crispin Sorhaindo, Vernon Shaw, Nicholas Liverpool, and Eliud Williams the incumbent

Dominica is this country rich or poor?

It really depends on how you look at it. Some people here, such as the president, are rich. Some people come in at middle class like here in America, and some people ARE poor. But you can't say if the country is rich or if the country is poor. It could be in between-you just can't say either one.

What year did Dominica join the commonwealth and why?

Dominica is in the Commonwealth of Nations, but is not a Commonwealth Dominion (now referred to as "Realm"). Meaning, essentially, that, while they do acknowledge the British monarch as head of the Commonwealth, the British monarch retains no title pertaining to Dominica (whereas Commonwealth Domini (MORE)

What physical features are in dominica?

When I was in Dominicia I enjoyed the beach with black sand. It was near an active volcano so I was told by the tour guide and was really nice to look at. We also passed by banana plantations and was taken to the rain forest as well.

Who was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2008?

Roosevelt Skerrit was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2008. Skerrit became the 7th Prime Minister of Dominica on 2004 January 8, taking over for acting Prime Minister Osborne Riviera. This followed the death of the previous Prime Minister Pierre Charles by heart attack.

Who was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2006?

Roosevelt Skerrit was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2006. Skerrit became the 7th Prime Minister of Dominica on 2004 January 8, taking over for acting Prime Minister Osborne Riviera. This followed the death of the previous Prime Minister Pierre Charles by heart attack.

Who was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2005?

Roosevelt Skerrit was the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2005. Skerrit became the 7th Prime Minister of Dominica on 2004 January 8, taking over for acting Prime Minister Osborne Riviera. This followed the death of the previous Prime Minister Pierre Charles by heart attack.

Who is the President of Dominica in 2011?

Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool was the President of Dominica in 2011. He became the sixth President of Dominica on 2003 October 2 and began his second term on 2008 July, ending it on 2012 September 17.

What are the major resources in Dominica?

Dominica's mining sector played a minor role in its economy. Pumice was the major commodity extracted from the island for export, and Dominica produced clay, limestone, volcanic ash, and sand and gravel, primarily for the construction industry. There is some mining potential in Dominica, especially (MORE)

Who was the President of Dominica in 2012?

Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool was the President of Dominica at the beginning of 2012. He was replaced by Eliud Williams on September 17 of that year. Liverpool became the sixth President of Dominica on 2003 October 2 and began his second term on 2008 July. Williams is the seventh Presiden (MORE)

What is the telephone country code for Dominica?

The Caribbean island nation of Dominica is part of the NorthAmerican Numbering Plan, telephone country code +1 , alongwith the USA, Canada, and various islands. Dominica uses area code +1 767 . Calls from the US and other NANP locations to Dominica are dialed"one plus," the same as domestic long-d (MORE)

Who is the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2013?

Roosevelt Skerrit is the Prime Minister of Dominica in 2013. Skerrit became the 7th Prime Minister of Dominica on 2004 January 8, taking over for acting Prime Minister Osborne Riviera. This followed the death of the previous Prime Minister Pierre Charles by heart attack.

What are the benefits of coconut for Dominica?

provides employment so that our young people would not get involve in drugs and in gangs *increases the flow of income by exporting the goods and also through local sales *reduces on imports(eg. soaps, shampoos, and lotions)

When did dominica came independent?

Dominica, originally called the Commonwealth of Dominica, became an independent nation on November 3, 1978. More specifically, this island became independent from the United Kingdom on this date.