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Dominica

Dominica
  • Capital

    Capital

    Roseau

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:35

  • Population

    Population

    71 293

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +1-767

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ XCD (dollar)

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Dominica

Dominica
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Roseau

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:35

  • Population

    Population

    71 293

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +1-767

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ XCD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 513

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.31 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 083mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    754 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    22%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    58%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    33%

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    black
    mixed black and European
    European

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 77 %
    Protestant - 15 %
    none - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    90.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    French patois

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.6 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    12.6%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    11 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    bananas, citrus, mangos, root crops, coconuts, cocoa

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, hydropower, arable land

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, hydropower, arable land

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    9%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    136kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    98 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    42

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What not to do when visiting Dominica

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands and maintain direct eye contact when greeting (men). "Tap” is also popular greeting - make a fist and tap it against the other person's fist. Women don’t usually do the "tap” and rather kiss on the cheek.

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2/13
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Don’t be surprised locals placing fist across the chest and point it towards you - this is saying goodbye, peace or "one love”. It’s a sign of friendship.

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Don’t take the following expressions as jokes - sucking air through the teeth to make a sucking sound is used to express anger or annoyance. Pressing your lips together and sticking them out as if for a kiss is also a sign of displeasure.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Dominica is home to the world’s largest thermal lakes.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't sit under a ripe coconut tree - better to be safe than sorry, falling coconuts kill 150 people each year.

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5/13
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Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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6/13
Marker Dominica
Street & Behavioral

Don’t show your middle finger - it’s an obscene gesture.

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7/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't dive or snorkel without a floating marker on water.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Massacre' is the name of a river dedicated to the murders of the Native villagers by French and British settlers, because the river ran red with blood for days. Each (French and British) claimed the island and imported slaves from Africa. The remaining Caribs now live on a 15 ka territory on the east coast of the island. They elect their own chief. This mix of cultures is important to Dominica.

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Don't forget to negotiate your taxi ride price before you take it.

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10/13
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Don’t forget the hurricane season takes place between June and November.

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11/13
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Don’t forget consensual same-sex conduct is illegal.

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12/13
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Don't really look for a deal - things are not that cheap in Caribbean.

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Don't forget coral-safe sunscreen - if you go to water excursions, some of them may not allow you to join without coral-safe sunscreen.

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