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  • Dominica
  • 754 km2
  • Roseau
  • Caribbean $
  • 72,514
  • 3 November

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  • and
  • 15 25 N, 61 20 W
  • Caribbean Sea 0m
  • M.Diablatins 1,447m
  • 29.4 years
  • Black 86.8%
  • Carib 2.9%

Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia Charles, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.

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Roseau5 January 2009

The central district of Roseau is tightly packed with small and large houses and even larger modern concrete structures. There is little green or open space situated within the city, and this is even more so today, as many of the courtyards which was once common within the city are giving way to office space. Visit the main museum, after which we hire a van and go by the Sulfur Caves, Botanical Garden, Waterfalls.