RELIGION LIBRARY

Dominica

COUNTRY PROFILE

Map of Dominica

The country has an area of 291 square miles and a population of 70,000. According to the 2001 population and housing census, approximately 61 percent of the population is Roman Catholic; Seventh-day Adventists and Pentecostals represent 6 percent each, and Baptists and Methodists 4 percent each. Anglicans, members of the Baha'i Faith, Christian Brethren, Church of Christ members, Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslims, Nazarenes, and Rastafarians are also present. Six percent of the population claims no religious affiliation.

Population Population (2009 est.) 72,660
Religious Demographics Roman Catholic 61.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6%, Pentacostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.2%, other Christian 7.7%, Rastafarian 1.3%, other or unspecified 1.6%, none 6.1% (2001 census)
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups black 86.8%, mixed 8.9%, Carib Amerindian 2.9%, white 0.8%, other 0.7% (2001 census)
Languages Languages English (official), French patois
Country Flag Flag of Dominica