Interesting Facts about Dominica
Dominica Interesting Facts
Dominica, officially Commonwealth of Dominica, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Dominica:
- The flag of Dominica was adopted on November 3, 1978 and Dominica's coat of arms was adopted on July 21, 1961.
- The second-largest boiling lake in the world, behind New Zealand, is located in Dominica.
- Dominica has the highest number of active volcanoes in the world with nine.
- Many of Dominica's beaches feature natural blank sand because of the island's high concentration of volcanoes.
- At Champagne Beach, you can see volcanic springs rising from the ocean floor.
- The spectacular tropical rain forests that occupy more than two-thirds of Dominica are the island's most intriguing feature.
- In the country, Wotten Waven, which is adjacent to the capital Roseau, is one of the most well-liked hot springs destinations.
- The first long-distance hiking trail in the Caribbean can be found in the Dominican Republic, this 183-kilometer (115-mile) track is one of the most distinctive.
- It is a different island (and country) in the eastern Caribbean, over 600 miles away from the Dominican Republic.
- The Sisserou parrot is Dominica's national bird.
- 75% of the Dominica's land is covered in rainforest.
- The natural island offers 365 rivers, including one famous river called the Indian, which flows into the Caribbean Sea.
- Dominica is one of the best places for diving, snorkeling and whale watching.
- National parks protect a large portion of Dominica.
- Christopher Columbus, an explorer, gave Dominica its name.
- The volcanic Morne Dialatnis is Dominica's tallest peak.
- Roseau is Dominica's capital.
- The official language of Dominica is English.
- In Dominica, Christianity is the most popular religion.
- A dangerous species of frog known as the “Mountain Chicken” lives in Dominica.
- The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It shares maritime borders with Guadeloupe.