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Cariab Territory

This enclave is home to over 2,000 direct descendants of the once-aggressive Carib Indians. These pre-Columbian people once ruled much of the Caribbean. The word Caribbean derives from their name.

Whale watching

Dominica is one of the best whale watching islands in the Caribbean.


The capital city Roseau is the cruise ship port. Outside of shopping, there's little to do and see to warrant more than a short visit.


English is Dominica's official language. French and Creole are also widely spoken.

Island statistics

Dominica is relatively large - it has 465 square kilometers (290 square miles). Its highest peak is 1425 meters (nearly a mile) above sea level. The island's population is 75,000.

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