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Location: Dominica is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.
Size: Dominica covers over 751 square miles (1,945 km2) and is 29 miles (47 km) long and 16 miles (26 km) at its widest.
Population: Estimated at 73,000
Official Language: English. Many residents also speak a local dialect, French Patois.
Time: Eastern Caribbean. Daylight savings time is not observed.
Getting There: Major air carriers offer connecting flights through San Juan, using Seaborne Airlines. Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) offers connections through San Juan and Antigua; WinAir offers connections through St. Maarten. Norwegian Air offers flights from the US East Coast to Guadeloupe, with a same-day connection to Dominica.
Entry Requirements: Valid passport and return/onward ticket.
Departure Tax: US$23
Money: Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which has a fixed exchange rate of EC$2.67 to US$1. US dollars are widely accepted. ATM machines are available in some locations.
Electricity: 230 V/50 Hz. A power plug adaptor and voltage convertor are necessary for USA-style appliances.
Transportation: Driving is on the left. Taxis and rental cars are available, but consider taking a shuttle from the airport upon arrival before renting. Public bus service is also available.
Hyperbaric Chamber: A chamber is located at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Dress: Modest, casual attire. Cover-ups should be worn when leaving local beaches.
Tourism Bureau: DiscoverDominica.com
Dominica Watersports Association: dominicawatersports.com