Geography of Dominica

Nature

According to COUNTRYAAH, Dominica is a mountainous island of volcanic origin. The most prominent terrain feature is a north-south ridge that runs throughout the country except the middle part, where it is interrupted by a plain. The highest peak is Diablotin (1,447 m above sea level), which lies to the north, while Trois Pitons (1,387 m ash) and Wattbergen (1,224 m ash) are located in the southern part of the ridge. The volcanic nature of the island is expressed in several hot springs and sulfur fields as well as Lake Boiling Lake (in the southern part of the island, 710 m above sea level), whose water surface occasionally rises one meter due to the pressure from the outgoing gases.

A large number of rivers for the abundant rainfall into the sea. The central plain is thus drained by the rivers Layou to the west and Pagua and Castle Bruce to the east.

The soil is fertile and the vegetation is still mainly tropical rainforest. The two parrots emperor amazon (Amazona imperialis) and red-necked amazon (Amazona arausiaca) are endemic in Dominica’s mountain rainforests. The temperature during the cooler season, December to March, averages 25 °C and during the warmer part of the year 32 °C. Dry season prevails during February to May, while the rainy season in June to October gives large amounts of rainfall. During the year, an average of 6 250 mm of rain falls in the mountain regions and 1 750 mm along the coast.

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Dominica is an island state in Central America, consisting of a small island Antilles, in the group of Windward Islands (Windward Islands), located between Guadeloupe and the Martinique. Mainly mountainous (1447 m), it is of volcanic origin and is characterized by a hot and very humid climate.

The population (annual growth rate of less than 1%) is made up mostly of Blacks and Mulattos, flanked by a small minority of European origin and a residual group of a few hundred Amerindians (Caribs). Despite the modest annual per capita income ($ 4,565,266, at constant prices, 2008 estimate) the country it does not show strong imbalances in the distribution of wealth and seems to be on a road to stabilize the population-resources ratio. The only significant urban center is the capital Roseau. The official language is English, but a Creole-French dialect is widespread. The residents are almost all Christians (over 70% Catholic).

Agriculture is based on the production of citrus fruits, bananas, coconuts, copra, cocoa and vanilla. Fishing is fair, while the considerable forestry heritage is not yet well exploited, despite recent foreign aid encouraging the strengthening of the sector. The industrial activities, although growing, almost exclusively concern the processing of local agricultural products. In order to diversify its economy, Dominica, by offering privileged fiscal conditions, seeks to attract foreign capital and to gain prominence in the financial and banking fields, as has happened in other Caribbean countries. Since 2003-04, the country has enacted anti-money laundering regulations. They contribute to an extent / “> tourism and the various service activities induced by it, as well as emigrant remittances, are also relevant to the formation of national income. The trade balance records a heavy deficit; in exports, the main partners are Great Britain, the USA and other countries of the Caribbean area, members, such as Dominica, of CARICOM (Caribbean community and common market).

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Dominica weather in March, April and May

Daily temperatures averaging 28 to 30 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 27-28 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.

In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 7 to 8 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Roseau is in April, but with a little less sun you will have to get by in March.

Nature conservation

Dominica Wildlife

In 2010, the country had three national parks. The largest of these is Morne Trois Pitons, who is also a World Heritage Site.