map of Dominica DOMINICA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Dominica
country code ISO: DM [DMA] //; - FIPS: DO
location: Central America, West-Indies, Caribbean, Lesser Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 749,8 sq.km = 289,5 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: 751 sq.km = 290 sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 15° N / East/West: 61° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean
climate: Caribbean (sub)tropical in trade winds area
Government
independent since: 1978-11-03
type of government: republic
capital: Roseau
administrative division: parich (10)
Population
population according to the last two censuses: 1991: 71,183 /-; 2001: 71,727
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 71,540; or: 73,000 /-; 2001: 71,000 /-; 2002: 72,000
population density: 95 per sq.km = 245 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,1% //; - doubling time: 53 years [recently the pop. tends to be stable]
birth rate: 18 - 21 per 1000
death rate: 5 - 7 per 1000
fertility rate: 3 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): 14 - 17 per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 9 - 13 per 1000
life expectancy: 76-78 years (male: 73-75; female: 79-81)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 23% [PG: 31%] //; - 15-59 years: 65% [PG: 57%] //; - 60+ years: 12%
urbanisation: 41% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: predominantly of African descent: Black 89%; Mestizo 7%; Amerindian 1,5%; white minority
languages: English, French patois
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 70% [PG: 75%] ; Protestant 17% [PG: 15%]; other 13%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 97%
people per physician: 2000 - 2041
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 96%
school enrolment: secondary education: 13%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 3%
adult literacy: 97% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: East Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 3%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2990 per capita
GNI USD 3000 - 3260 per capita //; - [ppp: 4960]
GDP growth: 3 - 4%
income: USD 950 -2990 per capita
import: USD 110 per capita //; - export: USD 54 per capita
trade: USD 2163 per capita //; - or 74% of GDP
trade partners: GB JM US TT IT LC CA AG GY CN KR
human development index: 0,800 //; - position of the country in the world no.: ca 47 ?
female labour force: 34%
unemployment: 20 - 23%
tourism: 0,07 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 23% //; - grass land: 3% //; - wooded area: 41% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 25% [PG: 31% ; FW 1997: 24%] //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 27% [FW 2002: 19%]
agricultural products: bananas, coconuts, root crops, grapefruit, mangoes, citrus, plantains, oranges, cacao, bay oil
livestock (1000s): asses: / cattle: 13 / goats: 10 / horses: / pigs: 5 / poultry: 190 / sheep: 8
fish catch: 1157 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 12% [PG: 13% ; FW 1997: 18%] //; - part of industry in GDP: 16% [FW 2002: 21%]
industrial products: soap, copra, crude coconut oil, spring water
mining products: pumice, limestone, sand and gravel [all primarily quarried for local consumption]
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 63% [PG: 56% ; FW 1997: 54%] //; - part of services in GDP: 57% [FW 2002: 60%]
energy use (kg per capita): 290
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 765 km //; - of which paved: 50% [390] //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 84 - 90 per 1000 // international license plate: WD
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 240 - 299 per 1000 // international dialling code: +1767
ownership radio receivers: 875 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 141 - 175 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office: 566
personal computers: 71 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Morne Diablotins 1447 m, Morne Trois Pitons 1423 [1380], Watt Mountain 1224 [1330]
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Layou, Macoucheri, Picard, Roseau
canals: none
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: none
deserts: none
other natural features: unknown
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA DK EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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Latest modification of this page on 2005-01-02 by Jan Lahmeyer
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