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Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which made the island a colony in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.


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Communications

Telephones - main lines in use World Ranking: 196
15,500 (2010)

Telephones - mobile cellular World Ranking: 187
111,000 (2011)

Telephone system
General assessment Fully automatic network
Domestic
Fixed-line connections continued to decline slowly with the two active operators providing about 20 fixed-line connections per 100 persons; subscribership among the three mobile-cellular providers continued to increase with teledensity reaching 150 per 100 persons
International
Country code - 1-767; landing points for the East Caribbean Fiber Optic System (ECFS) and the Global Caribbean Network (GCN) submarine cables providing connectivity to other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad; microwave radio relay and SHF radiotelephone links to Martinique and Guadeloupe; VHF and UHF radiotelephone links to Saint Lucia

Broadcast media
No terrestrial TV service available; subscription cable TV provider offers some locally produced programming plus channels from the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean; state-operated radio broadcasts on 6 stations; privately-owned radio broadcasts on about 15 stations (2007)

Internet country code
.dm

Internet hosts World Ranking: 176
722 (2010)

Internet users World Ranking: 182
28,000 (2009)


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Dominica (Roseau):


GPS points from Dominica (Roseau)

Massacre River Saint Paul

River Bibiay Saint David

Docteur Saint George

Hampstead Saint Andrew

Morne Balvine Saint John

Tarou Saint Paul

Lagon River Saint John

Thibaud Saint Andrew




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