Countryaah data, Dominica has an average population density of 95
residents per km2. As a result of a relatively
large emigration, the country's population growth is very
low, some years even negative. Dominica's largest city is
the capital Roseau (14,700 residents, 2012).
The official language is English. Until the end of the
Second World War, the vernacular was a dialect of the
French-based Creole language spoken in Martinique. Due to a
strong pressure from the authorities, this is now in sharp
decline and seems to be in the process of being abandoned in
favor of English. The last speaker of the Arabic language
Caribbean died in 1918.
Catholicism has been the dominant religion ever since the
mission of the Spanish and French colonial churches. Under
the influence of the Latin American Episcopal Conferences
(CELAM), a church renewal is underway in liturgy and social
work. About 79.5% are Catholics, there are also Methodists,
Baptists, Presbyterians and evangelical groups. Ecumenical
cooperation takes place in the Caribbean Council of
Churches, mostly for poor and marginalized groups.
There are strong Afro-Indian religious traditions.