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WHERE IS DOMINICA?

Dominica’s location is 15 degrees North latitude and 61 degrees West longitude. The island sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is mostly referenced in official communiqués and to distinguish the island from its northerly Caribbean sister, the Dominican Republic.

Known as “The Nature Island,” Dominica’s tropical rainforests cover two thirds of the island, and are home to 1,200 plant species. Rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the island’s high annual rainfall. Its volcanic physique points to extensive geothermal activity – even underwater. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Caribbean.

The island is sparsely populated with 70,000 people inhabiting its 289 square miles. A significant portion of the population lives in and around the capital city of Roseau. About 80% of the population is Roman Catholic. English is the official language, spoken with a melodic French lilt, but a large portion of the population speaks Kwèyòl (Creole), and a few northern villages speak Kokoy.

 

Visitor Guides & Maps

History

VISITOR GUIDES & MAPS
Discover how much there is to see and do on the Nature Island! Explore these maps and attractions, or order a brochure to learn more about the world of adventure, nature and fun that is waiting for you in Dominica.

HISTORY & CULTURE
On Dominica you’ll discover the rich blend of English, French, African and Carib influences in the people, architecture, music, costumes, and celebrations. Learn More

 

Caribbean - Dominica map

 Interactive map

DOMINICA IN THE CARIBBEAN
Click on the map above for a larger view of Dominica's location within the Caribbean.

INTERACTIVE MAPS
Use our clickable maps to explore just some of what Dominica has to offer: dive sites, hikes, waterfalls and more. Learn More