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Commonwealth of Dominica
Political Status: Former British dependency; joined West Indies Associated States in 1967; independent member of the Commonwealth since November 3, 1978.
Area: 290.5 sq. mi. (752.4 sq. km).
Population: 74,000 (2018E—World Bank); 74,027 (2018E—U.S. Census).
Major Urban Center (2018E—UN): ROSEAU (16,500).
Official Language: English. (A French patois is widely spoken.)
Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate October 19, 2018: 2.70 dollars = $1US).
President: Charles SAVARIN (Dominica Labour Party); elected by the House of Assembly on September 30, 2013, and sworn in on October 2, succeeding Eliud Thaddeus WILLIAMS (Dominica Labour Party).
Prime Minister: Roosevelt SKERRIT (Dominica Labour Party); sworn in January 8, 2004, succeeding Pierre CHARLES (Dominica Labour Party), who died on January 6; remained in office following elections of May 5, 2005, December 18, 2009, and December ...