General Geography

Dominica is volcanic in origin and has a mountainous terrain, with several peaks rising above 1220 m (about 4000 ft); the highest point is Morne Diablotins (1447 m/4747 ft). The island has a tropical climate with heavy rainfall in the summer.

Geographical Extension

Surface: 751 km² (290 sq. miles).

Geographical Division

Administrative division: ten parishes (Saint Andres, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter) and two municipal councils (Roseau and Portsmouth).


148 kilometers.


The Island has many small unnavigable rivers.


Boiling Lake, from which sulfurous gases usually arise, is located in the South.

National Flora

Luxuriant forests cover the mountains.

National Animal

Dominique has interesting species of birds, like the sisserou or imperial parrot, which is the national bird; the jaquet or red-throated parrot; and the blue-headed hummingbird.