Introduction to Dominica

Dominica is located in the fascinating Caribbean Sea, known as the backyard garden of the world. It is the last island on the Caribbean Sea that became a European colony. It was originally a British colony which became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1978.



The superexcellent natural environment and climate make Dominica a major ecotourism destination in the Caribbean Sea areas. There are pristine rainforests, waterfalls, remote cliffs and volcanic canyons, colorful sulfur springs, mini fountains and hot springs. Travelers around the globe are attracted by the abundant natural landscapes of the island.


Dominica used to be a colony of France and the UK. English is the official language; while Creole, a French dialect, reflects the cultural characteristics of the island.


Since 1976, transaction of the East Caribbean dollar ((XCD)) with the US dollar has been established, with US USD 1 = 2. 70 East Caribbean dollars. The East Caribbean dollar is the official currency of Dominica. Dominica is a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN). Dominica has been committed to participate actively in major global affairs.

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