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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica

Motto: "Apres Bondie, C'est La Ter"[1] (Dominican Creole French)
"Post Deum terra est" (Latin)
"After God is the earth"
Location of Dominica (circled in red) in the Western Hemisphere
Location of Dominica (circled in red)

in the Western Hemisphere

Capital
and largest city
Roseau
15°18′N 61°23′W / 15.300°N 61.383°W / 15.300; -61.383
Official languagesEnglish
Vernacular
languages
Dominican Creole French
Ethnic groups
(2001[2])
Religion
94.4% Christianity
3% Folk religion
2.1% Other
0.5% None[3]
Demonym(s)Dominican
(pronounced /ˌdɒmɪˈniːkən/)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
• President
Charles Savarin
Roosevelt Skerrit
Joseph Isaac
LegislatureHouse of Assembly of Dominica
Independence
1 March 1967
• from the United Kingdom
3 November 1978
Area
• Total
750 km2 (290 sq mi) (174th)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• 2018 estimate
71,625[4][5] (204th)
• 2011 census
71,293[6]
• Density
105/km2 (271.9/sq mi) (95th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$688 million[7]
• Per capita
$9,726[7]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$485 million[7]
• Per capita
$7,860[7]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.742[8]
high · 94th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC–4 (AST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-767
ISO 3166 codeDM
Internet TLD.dm

Dominica

Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Caribbean. The capital, Roseau, is located on the western side of the island. It is geographically situated as part of the Windward Islands chain in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island is surrounded by the Republic of France with Guadeloupe to the northwest and Martinique to the south-southeast. Its area is 750 km2 (290 sq mi), and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 m (4,747 ft) in elevation. The population was 71,293 at the 2011 census.