WHERE IS DOMINICA? One of the most frequently asked question – whether it’s on this weblog or when traveling. There are many people who have never even heard of the island, much less to know where it’s located on the World Map.
Quite often Dominica is confused with Dominican Republic, sometimes people think that Dominica is some island in the Mediterranean or something else.
DOMINICA is an independent island nation located in the West Island between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. It is the most northerly of the Windward Islands and is approximately 47km long and 26km wide. The island is 750km in area and faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. Located on the southwestern coast the country’s capital, Roseau which is also its major sea port.
The interior of Dominica is one of the youngest and most mountainous landscapes in the Caribbean. At the Centre of the Lesser Antilles island chain, Dominica is volcanic in origin and its creation is still very evident in its dormant volcanoes, sulphur deposits, hot water springs and gas vents that are found both above and below sea level.
An excerpt from Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide)
Now you know where Dominica is, come enjoy the adventure activities, fascinating wildlife, history, culture, beautiful landscapes, sunshine and friendly people – all of these can be found in Dominica, one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems.
A Nature Island with mountainous landscape of rainforests, rivers and waterfalls, Dominica is a haven for hikers and nature lovers. As one of the last Caribbean islands to be colonised, it boasts a pirate past and today retains a unique culture as home to the regions last indigenous population of Carib Indians
Find out why Dominicans are amongst the happiest and oldest in the world and how the islands tourism industry works in harmony with local communities to offer a refreshingly authentic holiday experience.
For more about Dominica visit our page “About Dominica Island” or take a look at Dominica Photo Travel Guide – where you can see pictures from around the island. Also, see “Where is Dominica”
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