There was fog on the sea that day. Columbus almost missed the island.
But as the sun rose the trade winds revealed a little island, full of vegetation
and mountains. It was November 3, 1493, Sunday (Domenica in Italian/Domingo in
Spanish), and Columbus named it Dominica.
Form of government:
Area: 754 Kmq.
English official Creole patois spoken
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). 1
Time Zone: - 4 GMT - UTC
International Dialing Code: +1
Sanitary conditions are
good but medical facilities have
Dominica lies between Guadalupe and Martinique.
Is the biggest of the Windward : 754 kmq., 47 km. long and 24 wide.
Is a mix of mountains and valleys, volcanic craters, waterfalls, hot
water lakes, hot springs and sulphurous.
In this habitat live 135 different species of birds inside giant
ferns, coconut palms, mangoes, wild orchid, cedar, banana trees.
Whales can be sighted all year long.
temperature is around 2 /27° C., constantly cooled by
trade winds. The dry season runs from November to
May, the humid one from june to november. That is
Also the hurricanes season.