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9 Facts you might not know about Dominica
On Dominica-weekly.com, we have tried to give you an in depth insight into our island home of Dominica, with the most comprehensive information on what to expect from a holiday here on the nature island of the Dominica. For those of you who have visited the island before then we thought you might enjoy some facts about Dominica. Also, if you're one of the many persons considering an adventure vacation on our island you might these facts very interesting, and included into your vacation itinerary. Here they are:
Dominica was ranked the fourth happiest country in the world, according to a 2006 Happy Planet Index by the British tank New Economic Foundation.
Over the past few years, Dominica has earned the reputation as one of the top five dive destinations in the world and has consistently top scored in the SCUBA DIVING Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards for Top Macro Life, Dive Destination, Healthy Environment and Underwater Photography among other categories.
Dominica recently earned a new title, of "Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean," and name one of the top ten Whale-Watching destinations in the world. Dominica is the only country in the world where the Sperm Whale resides all year long, although sightings are most common between November and March.
Four national parks, two Marine Reserves and the only Natural World Heritage site in the Eastern Caribbean as inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List are on Dominica Island. For example the Morne Trois Pitons National Park - Luxuriant natural tropical forest blends with scenic volcanic features of great scientific interest in this national park centred on the high volcano known as Morne Trois Pitons.
Dominica's Boiling Lake is the second largest of its kind in the world, after that at Rotorua in New Zealand's north island. It occurs at an altitude of 2,500 feet and is situated in Dominica's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dominica has received Benchmark designation as a Green Globe Destination for the third time (2004-2006) in a row from the prestigious eco-tourism organization, Green Globe 21.
Dominica is one of the only two islands in the Caribbean which still has a population of the early indigenous Carib Indians today: approximately 2208 Kalinagos, the remaining survivors of the first inhabitants of the island.
Dominica is every film-maker's paradise, just ask the produces Disney's of Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest and 3: At Word's End.