Situated halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Dominica 'Nature Island of the Caribbean' is a nation that is located just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north.
Situated halfway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Dominica ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’ is a nation that is located just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. The island stretch 751 km² (that is 290 square miles), the island has 148 km (that is around 91 miles) of coastal line. The official name of Dominica is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is mainly used to call the nation during the official communication or to clarify the difference between its sister island nation of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic.
The Capital city of Dominica is Roseau, which locates on the southwestern coast of the island at the mouth of the “River Roseau”, facing the beautiful sea of the Caribbean. The architecture style combines modern along with French colonial elements. One can easily find mesmerizing waterfalls, soothing thermal springs, and cobbled paths.
The Commonwealth of Dominica is also called as the ‘Nature Island of the Caribbean’ due to its massive variety of flora and fauna and extensive natural park system, boasting a remarkably unspoiled natural beauty.
Dominica is considered as the home to the world’s second-largest thermally active lake and boasts hot and cold sulfur springs with healing properties.
Dominica is also home to the Caribbean’s highest peaks, mainly Morne Diablotins, which stands almost 1,447 m in height. There are a bunch of
waterfalls and lakes and is home to approximately 365 rivers.
Dominica is also considered as a home to hiking, scuba diving and whale watching. The climate and weather are tropical, rugged terrain, and much of the island is covered in rainforest. The average temperature during the daytime generally ranges from 26°C in January to 32°C in June, but temperatures dipping to 13°C on the highest peaks are also not uncommon.
Moreover, two of the parrots, named as the imperial parrot, or Amazona imperialis, and the smaller red-necked parrot (Amazona arausiaca) could only be seen in Dominica. There are many hummingbirds, of which the blue-headed (Cyanophaia bicolor) is native only to Dominica and the large frog called as crapaud or mountain chicken, one of four amphibians species on the island, was long an indicator of Dominica’s fauna and a national dish, but it has also become highly endangered due to a fungal disease.
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