Surface:Dominica has an area of 521 sq km.
Population: Dominica has a population of around 72,386, with 77%25 Roman Catholics.
System of government: Dominica is parliamentary republic.
Capital: Roseau, housing a population of nearly 15,000, is the capital.
Religion: Christianity is followed by most of the people in the country.
Official Language: English and French Creole are the official languages.
Government: Dominica is parliamentary republic.
Climate: The country has a tropical climate.
Units of measure and electricity: Dominica follows the imperial system of measurement and the official unit of electricity is 230V, 50Hz.
Time Zone: The Dominican standard time is GMT – 4.
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (1€ = 3.88 XCD)
Travel documents required: Residents of US, Canada and France do not need a passport when visiting Dominica; however, people from most other countries need a visa for entering the country. All visitors are required to show a round trip ticket.
The city of Roseau protrudes into the Caribbean sea unlike most capitals in the caribbean which are sheltered.The old fort that defended the city from the french military now boasts one of Dominica`s Premier hotel. Just 2 miles from the capital is Champagne beach, famous it`s champ agne effect when under water,best diving on DA.Past champagne you are greeted by the picturesque bay of Soufriere,a marine reserve.Left of the Soufriere government school is located Rodney`s Wellness Retreat, an oasis as guests describe it. Good food, relaxation. Two cottages and a swimming pool is now under construction, to be ready in May 2015.
Roseau Only has 1 good hotel. It does not have good restaurants. The only attractions are craftmanship. The beaches are far either way. On Sundays everything is closed. Roseau only serves as a base for explores of nature or for scuba entusuasts. If you're neither, don't go to Roseau.