Commonwealth of Dominica
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  • Capital: Roseau

  • Population estimate, 2015: 73,000

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 9,994

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.724/94=

  • Internet domain extension: .dm

Civil Aviation

There are international airports at Melville Hall and Cane Field. In 2010 there were direct flights to Antigua, Barbados, Georgetown, Guadeloupe, Porlamar (Venezuela), Puerto Rico, St Lucia and St Vincent.


A tropical climate, with pleasant conditions between Dec. and March, but there is a rainy season from June to Oct., when hurricanes may occur. Rainfall is heavy, with coastal areas having 70″ (1,750 mm) but the mountains may have up to 225″ (6,250 mm). Roseau, Jan. 76 °F (24.2 °C), July 81 °F (27.2 °C). Annual rainfall 78″ (1,956 mm).

Constitution and Government

The head of state is the President, nominated by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, and elected for a 5-year term (renewable once) by the House of Assembly. The House of Assemblyhas 32 members, of whom 21 members are elected and...

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