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Dominica

Dominican Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 754 sq km 2008 179th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 10.4 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 124th out of 224
Area > Total 751 sq km 2013 189th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 2,083 2011 27th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,083 2008 27th out of 169
Climate tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall 2013
Geographic coordinates 15 25 N, 61 20 W 2013
Geographic location Caribbean Sea , Lesser Antilles 2014
Land area > Sq. km 750 sq km 2008 172nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 290 square miles 2013 81st out of 86
Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago 2013
Natural resources timber, hydropower, arable land 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 750 km² 2005 176th out of 204
Terrain rugged mountains of volcanic origin 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Dominica Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Dominica/Geography

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Dominica Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Dominica ranked second for land use > permanent crops amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Dominica ranked 9th last for area > total amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Dominica ranked 12 places from the bottom for land use > arable land amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.