Transnational_issues of Dominica

Disputes - international:Dominica is the only Caribbean state to challenge Venezuela's sovereignty claim over Aves Island and joins the other island nations in challenging whether the feature sustains human habitation, a criterion under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which permits Venezuela to extend its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf claims over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea
Illicit drugs:transshipment point for narcotics bound for the US and Europe; minor cannabis producer; anti-money-laundering enforcement is weak, making the country particularly vulnerable to money laundering

Dominica Quickstats

  • Population: 72,386 (July 2007 est.)
  • Area: 754 sq km
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  • GDP (total): $485 million (2006 est.)
  • GDP (per capita): $3,800 (2005 est.)
  • Literacy: 94%

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  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • Dial code: +1 767

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