Where is Dominica located on the map? Dominica is an independent nation located in North America. Check out the following images to see location of Dominica on maps.
Dominica Location in World Map
Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean. The island belongs to the Lesser Antilles archipelago and is located between the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, which belong to France. It is 47 kilometers long and 29 kilometers wide. Dominica is not to be confused with the Dominican Republic.
The country name
Dominica means Sunday in Latin. That was the day that Christopher Columbus discovered the island. The original residents, the Caribs, however, called the island Wai’tukubuli, which means “your body is tall”.
Incidentally, the country name is emphasized on the third syllable, i.e. on the ni. This has its origin in the fact that the island was initially a French colony and the third syllable of the French country name Dominique is also emphasized. In 1763 Great Britain took over the island, which was then called Dominica. In 1978 the country was given independence.
Dominica is part of the Lesser Antilles.
Dominica is largely covered with rainforest. The country is mountainous with Morne Diablotins as the highest mountain (1447 meters). The mountains emerged from volcanoes. Dominica is the most mountainous island in the Lesser Antilles. There are also many rivers, springs and waterfalls. The second largest thermal spring in the world is also on Dominica. It’s called Boiling Lake and is 60 meters in diameter. Dominica still retains much of its original state. It is said that Columbus would probably only recognize Dominica if he drove off again today.
The climate in Dominica is tropical. Passat winds from the northeast and heavy rains soften the heat. The temperatures hardly fluctuate over the year. In the coldest month of February, the average temperature is 24.8 degrees, in the hottest months of July and August 27.4 degrees. Most of the rain falls between September and November. During this time, hurricanes often occur, causing severe devastation and flooding.
|Highest mountain||Morne Diablotins (1,447 m)|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar|