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Dominica
Dominica , officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its size is and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of . The Commonwealth of Dominica has an estimated population of 72,500...
Timeline of Events
1493
11.3.1493
Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
1967
2.27.1967
Dominica gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1978
11.3.1978
Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
12.18.1978
Dominica joins the United Nations.
2004
11.21.2004
The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.