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Dominica: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago
Geographic Coordinates15 25 N, 61 20 W 15.416667,-61.333332
Area total: 751 sq km
land: 751 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline148 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Morne Diablotins 1,447 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Morne Anglais 1123 m
According to Geonames: Watt Mountain 1224 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Mountains
Terrainrugged mountains of volcanic origin
Natural Hazardsflash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
Natural Resourcetimber, hydropower, arable land
Land Usearable land: 8%
permanent crops: 24%
other: 68% (2011)
Climatetropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesNA
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Roseau; Portsmouth; Marigot; Berekua; Atkinson
According to Geonames: Roseau; Portsmouth; Marigot; Berekua; Mahaut

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Important Cities
Geography-noteknown as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system; the most mountainous of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest, thermally active lake in the world