The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, southwest of Guadeloupe and Northwest of Martinique, and about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. The size of the country is 290 square miles. Historically, Dominica was first a French and then British colony. It gained independent from the UK in 1978. Currently, Dominica is a parliamentary democracy. There are three main political parties: Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), Dominica Labor Party (DLP), and Dominica United Workers Party (UWP). Presidential elections are held every five years, and the Prime Minister is appointed by the president.

General Information
Official Name: 
Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominique, Wai‘tu kubuli
Capitol: 
Roseau
Population: 
71,000
Languages: 
English, French patois
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
751
Year of UN Membership: 
1978
Year of Present State Formation: 
1978
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$0.515 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$14,743 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.10 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.72
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CariCom: Caribbean Community
CD: Community of Democracies
CDB: Caribbean Development Bank
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
ECCU
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OAS: Organization of American States
OECS: Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
Petrocaribe
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
800 Second Avenue, Suite 400H
New York, NY 10017
(212) 599-8478
(212) 808-49754975, 661-0979
domun@onecommonwealth.org
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