Dominica website listing - DOMINICA...The Nature Island of the Caribbean is Yours to Discover. Hiking, Scuba Diving, Whale-watching, Birdwatching, Eco-Retreats & Wellness Centers, Adventure Tours, Architecture and Cultural Heritage.

Web: http://www.dominica-weekly.com

Dominica, a beautiful Caribbean island nicknamed as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its seemingly unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, Dominica features lush mountainous rain-forests, home of many rare plant, animal, and bird species. The Sisserou Parrot or Imperial Amazon), is the island's national bird, and is featured on the national flag. Dominica is a place for people who enjoy nature. Hikers, Scuba divers, bird watchers, and culture vultures will all love it here. Called Waitukubuli by its indigenous people, meaning tall is her body', the place that Christophe Columbus renamed Dominica in 1493 is arguably the most naturally beautiful island in the Caribbean. Dominica's economy is heavily dependent on both tourism and agriculture. Its size is 754 square kilometres (291 sq mi) and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins. The Commonwealth of Dominica has an estimated population of 72,500. The capital is Roseau.

Date Discovered:03/07/2010