Dominica Country Profile
With few natural resources and a fledgling tourist industry, Dominica is attempting to reduce its reliance on bananas, traditionally its main export earner. The trade has faced stiffer competition since the European Union was forced by the World Trade Organisation to phase out preferential treatment for producers from former colonies.
Full name: Commonwealth of Dominica
Population: 70,400 (UN, 2009)
Area: 751 sq km (290 sq miles)
Major languages: English (official), French patois
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: n/a
Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Bananas, soap, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges
GNI per capita: US$4,870 (World Bank, 2009)
Internet domain: .dm
International dialling code: +1767
President: Dr Nicholas Liverpool
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