Dominica. According to CountryAAH, Roseau is the capital city of Dominica. The banana industry, the country’s by far the most important economic sector, suffered a disaster in August when virtually all of the harvest was destroyed in Hurricane Dean. The industry had been fighting headwinds for several years as the EU gradually abandoned its favorable trade agreements with former colonies such as Dominica. In recent years, the country has strived to reduce its dependence on banana production revenue by replacing it with revenues from tourism in particular. Poorly developed infrastructure, e.g. the absence of a major airport, however, has put spikes in the wheel for that development.
Area: 750 km2 (world ranking: 175)
Population density: 99 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 187)
Official languages: English
Gross domestic product: US $ 563 million; Real growth: -4.2%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 6990 US$
Currency: 1 Eastern Caribbean. Dollar (EC $) = 100 cents
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Head of State: Charles Savarin, Head of Government: Roosevelt Skerrit, Exterior: Francine Baron
National holiday: 3.11.
State and form of government
Constitution of 1978
Parliamentary republic (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: House of Assembly with 32 members (21 elected, 9 appointed by the head of state, 1 ex officio, 1 speaker), election every 5 years.
choice of head of state by parliament every 5 J.
Voting age 18 years
Population: Dominicans, last census in 2011 (prelim.). 71,293 residents
überw. of African descent; 1.5% indigenous people; white minority
Cities (with population): (as of 2011) Roseau 14,725 residents, Portsmouth 4167, Canefield 3324, Marigot 2411
Religions: 53% Catholics, 7% Adventists, 6% Pentecostals, 5% Baptists and others; 9% without religion (as of 2006)
Languages: English, Patois (Creole), Cocoy (Pidgin English) Employed
By economic sector: No information
Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.6%
Foreign trade: Import: 215 Million US $ (2017); Export: US $ 21 million (2017)
The climate is tropical, tempered by northeasterly winds, with heavy rains, which can lead to floods and landslides, especially in the hurricane season between May and November.