Known as the Caribbean’s most mountainous island nation, Dominica is a place where people come to remember what holistic living is all about while experiencing the insane adventures that only raw nature can provide. With nearly 75,000 people inhabiting the island, Dominica is the 199th largest country in the world by population. It is the 184th largest country in the world by area, covering only 466 square miles.
Dominica was the very last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of native Carib Indian tribes. Originally acquired by France, possession was ceded to Great Britain in 1763, making the island a colony in the year 1805 and contributing to a conglomeration of cultural influences on the island. Today, some 3,000 indigenous Indians are still living in Dominica—the only pre-Columbian population still remaining in the eastern Caribbean.
English is the official language of Dominica, with French, Creole, and Spanish influences in different regional dialects.