Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.

It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.

  • The largest export partner of Dominica is Japan.
  • The largest import partner of Dominica is Japan.
  • There are 3 seaports in Dominica.

Tourist Attraction#

Boaters glide through the lush green wilderness of a Dominican rain forest.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Dominica is Imperial amazon.
  • The famous dance of Dominica is Kwadril.
  • The famous dishes of Dominica are Mountain chicken, Fish broth etc.

Imperial Amazon, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Imperial Amazon
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from unter CC