Dominica is a Caribbean island-nation with a population of approximately 71,000. The capital city of Roseau is located in the center of the island. Dominica is the only Eastern Caribbean nation that is not an island of Great Britain or France.
Dominica was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and became an English colony in 1627. It gained independence from Britain on November 3rd, 1978.
The name “Dominica” is taken from the Latin phrase “dominicanorum”, which means “of the Lord”. The island’s namesake was St. Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order of monks there in 1215. However, local legend claims that Christopher Columbus named it after his wife Queen Isabella I of Castile because it looked like her eyes (Isabellas) when seen from a distance.
Dominica has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years and its inhabitants are known as Kalinago people (Caribs). They were originally Arawak Indians who migrated from South America to settle on Dominica around 1200 BC during the Arawak migration period when they were displaced from their original homelands by Caribs (West Indian Native Americans).
The numeric is 212 and dial code is +1-767. There is no postal code system in this country. We provide postal codes for 10 regions in the Dominica. We also provide a corresponding map on which you can view information about the area.