Estimate population 73,130 - Capital: Roseau
Dominica lies in the Caribbean Sea, between Guadeloupe and Martinique, and is an island republic of the Lesser Antilles. A beautiful forest covered mountain range, with the highest peak being Morne Diablotin, adorns the island. Rivers like the Layou, Pagua, and Castle Bruce are not very usable by large boats, small boats are therefore used instead.
Although it is said that the volcanoes on the island are probably extinct, a number of thermal springs and 'Boiling Lake' show signs of volcanic activity. Some interesting wildlife includes many species of birds, the iguana, opossum, agouti, boa constrictor, and bats.