Geography of Dominica: Dominica, Puerto Rico, Sea level, Morne Diablotins, Agriculture, Hydropower, Lumber, Trade wind, Trinidad and Tobago, Washington, D. C.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dominica is an island in the Caribbean Sea, located about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. Its coordinates are 15 25 N, 61 20 W. The island is roughly four times the size of Washington, DC. The lowest point in the country is at sea level along the coast, and the highest is Morne Diablotins. The extreme southwestern coast of the island includes a large collapsed submarine caldera. Portions of the exposed rim of this caldera form the southwestern tip of the island at Scott''s Head. Natural resources include farming, hydropower and timber. Geographically, Dominica is distinctive in many ways. The country has one of the most rugged landscapes in the Caribbean, covered by a largely unexploited, multi-layered rain forest. It is also among the Earth''s most rain-drenched lands, and the water runoff forms cascading rivers and natural pools. The island, home to rare species of wildlife, is considered by many as a beautiful, unspoiled tropical preserve. According to a popular West Indian belief, Dominica is the only New World territory that Columbus would still recognize.