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State

Capital

Dominica

Roseau

Currency unit

East Caribbean dollar

Connections

East Caribbean

Empire

Windward

 Politics

 Economics

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 Rights

History

The island was inhabited by Caribs before Europeans arrived. Unusually in this area, some Caribs still survive on the island (also on St Vincent).

It was first sighted by Columbus in 1493. It was settled first by the French but disputed with the British who finally took it in 1783.

The people include Africans and Europeans. Independent 1978.

Member East Caribbean Currency Union and Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM)

Independent 1979.

Languages

English

French

Patois

Creole

Carib

 History

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Politics

Change of party after 15 years.

 History

 Politics

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Economics

Member CARICOM

Banana producer (see Windward).

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Rights

Green/Ecology

The coasts might be suitable sites for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plants to produce non-carbon emitting energy, fresh water and mitigation of Hurricanes.

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Human Rights

Climate effects

Last revised 2/11/08


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