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.
Dominica Postal CodeThe 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.
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