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Dominica / COVID-19
Population 70,739
Total Confirmed 14852
Active 14784
Total deaths 68
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.46 %


<p>Dominica ( DOM-ih-NEE-kə or də-MIH-nih-kə; French: Dominique; Island Carib: Wai'tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Caribbean. </p>Roseau, the capital, is located on the western side of the island. It's centrally located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago as part of the Leeward Islands chain in the Caribbean Sea. The island is located to the south-southeast to Martinique and the northwest near Guadeloupe. Its area is 750 km2 (290 sq mi), and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 m (4,747 feet ) in elevation. The population was 71,293 at the 2011 census.The island was settled by the Arawak coming from South America in the 5th century. Kalinagos or the Island Caribs displaced the Arawak from the 15th century. Columbus is said to have passed the island. It was later colonised by Europeans from the French from the 1690s to 1763. The French imported people to work on coffee plantations. Great Britain took possession after the Seven Years' War in 1763, and it slowly established English as its official language. The island gained independence as a republic. Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to the name of Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the"Nature Isle of the Caribbean" because of its natural surroundings. It's the island in the Lesser Antilles, according to the world hot spring and it is still being shaped by activity, called Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and it is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are areas in some of the western regions, but heavy rain occurs inland. The sisserou parrot, also known as the imperial amazon and found only on Dominica, is the island's national bird and featured on the national flag, which is one of only two national flags containing the colour purple (the other being Nicaragua).

Source: Wikipedia