Dominica is situated in the Caribbean Sea, between Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. It also faces the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. The island's people are mainly of African descent and it is the fourth biggest island in the Eastern Caribbean.
The country has mountains, forests, and rugged areas with natural pools and other rock formations. Its national parks contain rare bird and wildlife species. Dominica also has an undeveloped tourist sector, giving it a more traditional feel than some of the other islands close to the country. Roseau is the nation's capital and has a major port.