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Dominica


    • Location:
      Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        750 sq km

        land area:
        750 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      148 km

    • Maritime claims:

        contiguous zone:
        24 nm

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall

    • Terrain:
      rugged mountains of volcanic origin

    • Natural resources:
      timber

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        9%

        permanent crops:
        13%

        meadows and pastures:
        3%

        forest and woodland:
        41%

        other:
        34%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling






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