Officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1,447 metres (4,747 ft) elevation. The population was 72,301 at the 2014 census. The capital is Roseau, located on the leeward side of the island.
The island was discovered by the kalinago/Arawak, but Christopher Columbus claimed he discovered it, and history has shown ever since that Dominica was discovered by Christopher columbus (Spanish), but was later colonised predominately by the French. Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War and gradually established English as the official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.
Its name is pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, related to its former Dominique. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its unspoiled natural beauty.It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. The island has lush mountainous rainforests, and is the home of many rare plants, animals, and bird species. There are xeric areas in some of the western coastal regions, but heavy rainfall occurs inland. The Sisserou parrot (also known as the imperial amazon), is found only on Dominica and is the island's national bird and features on the national flag.
This Beautiful Registered Airmail cover I got from Dominica Philatelic Bureau, almost 9 months of waiting. I had sent several covers for getting back as postmarked, all backed to me with perfect postmark. I always prefer to get full upperside UPU barcode label, fortunately the postal staff done it perfectly.
This is another nice Airmail cover I got from Dominica Philatelic Bureau, almost after 9 months of waiting. Dominica issues beautiful stamps especially their flora and fauna thematic stamps are nice to see.
This is another nice Airmail cover I got from Dominica Philatelic Bureau, almost after 9 months of waiting. The first stamp shows the Coat of Arm of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
This Beautiful Registered Airmail cover sent by Holger Kaufhold from Belgium. He is my best cover collector friend , whenever he prepare a cover to a specific country will assure one for me too. we together trying to complete thematic stamps on covers with clear postmark from all countries. He sent this cover from Dominica Philatelic Bureau, I got it safely after 6 months of waiting . The full UPU Barcode label enhances the beauty of the cover.