Dominica is a small island nation located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, between Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. The country has a population of approximately 72,000 people and covers an area of 751 square kilometers. Dominica is known for its lush rainforests, hot springs, waterfalls, and pristine beaches, making it a popular destination for eco-tourism.
The main language spoken in Dominica is English, which is the official language of the country. However, a French-based Creole language known as Dominican Creole is also widely spoken.
The primary currency in Dominica is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD), which is pegged to the US dollar at a fixed exchange rate of 2.70 XCD to 1 USD.
The local time in Dominica is Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). During daylight saving time, the time in Dominica is the same as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in the United States.
The flight time from the UK to Dominica can vary depending on the airline and the number of stops. A typical flight from London to Dominica takes approximately 12-14 hours with one or two stops along the way.
Dominica’s main airport is the Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM), also known as the Melville Hall Airport. It is located on the northeast coast of the island, approximately 2 miles from the town of Marigot. The address for the airport is Melville Hall, Dominica. The airport serves as a hub for LIAT, the Caribbean’s largest regional airline, and offers connections to other Caribbean destinations as well as to North and South America.