Geography of Dominica
Dominica is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 751 km² (approx. 290 mi²). Continental shelf of Dominica is approximately 659 km² (around 254 mi²). Dominica is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Dominica is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Dominica is 724 m (2,372 ft).
Total length of land borders of Dominica is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Dominica has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.
The capital city of Dominica is Roseau. The largest city in Dominica is Roseau.
The average elevation range of Dominica is 724 m (2,372 ft). The highest point of Dominica is Morne Diablotins, with its official height being 1447 m (4,748 ft). The lowest point of Dominica is Caribbean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Morne Diablotins) and lowest (Caribbean Sea) points of Dominica is 1447 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Dominica is 751 km² (approx. 290 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 28,985 km² (~11,191 mi²). The continental shelf of Dominica is approximately 659 km² (around 254 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Dominica is approximately 29,736 km² (~11,481 mi²). Dominica is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
488 km² of Dominica's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 65% of all the land in the country. There are 50 km² of arable land in Dominica, and it comprises 7% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Dominica are timber, hydropower, arable land.