wtorek, 10 września 2013

Dominica is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its size is 750 square kilometres and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of 1,447 metres. The Commonwealth of Dominica had a population of 71,293 at the 2011 Census. The capital is Roseau which is located on the leeward side of the island.

Did you know that:
1. Dominica’s original name is Wai’tukubuli which means tall is her body.
2. Everywhere you go you see people walking with machetes, also called cutlasses.
3. There are more active volcanoes here than anywhere in the world.
4. We see lots of African traditions here including Carnival which means Masquerade.
5. There are 195 recorded species of fern, 75 kinds of orchids, 50 kinds of butterflies and 176 species of birds!
6. Endangered giant leatherback turtles lay eggs here every year.

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