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Saint John Parish, Dominica

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Saint John is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. Andrew to the east, and St. Peter and the Espagnole River to the south. It has an area of 59 km² (22.78 mi²).

Saint John
Prince Rupert Bay, near Portsmouth
CountryDominica
CapitalPortsmouth
Area
• Total59.0 km2 (22.8 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
• Total6,561
• Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4
ISO 3166-2DM-05
Indian River, near Portsmouth

6,561 people live in the parish, half of which (2,977) live in the main settlement, Portsmouth (Dominica's second largest town, also called Grand Anse by locals). Glanvilla and Lagoon serve as the town's suburbs.

Other settlements include:

The highest peak is Morne aux Diables, with a height of 861 m (2827 ft).

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St. John is home to Ross University School of Medicine in Picard.

Portsmouth Secondary School, the island's first rural secondary school, opened in St. John in the 1960s.

Via Portsmouth, the parish is the birthplace of local historian Lennox Honychurch, and former Prime Minister Rosie Douglas.

St. John shares some of Dominica's best roads with adjacent St. Andrew. In addition, the island's northernmost road, connecting Tanetane with Penville, was opened in 2004.

Prince Rupert Bay, near Portsmouth, has been an often-used stop-over for yachts and cruise ships.

The best known tourist attractions in St. John's are the Indian River and the Cabrits National Park, which consists of the Cabrits Peninsula and Fort Shirley. Benjamin's Park is the primary sporting venue and has hosted first-class cricket.

  1. "The World Factbook". CIA. Retrieved2020-03-27.
  2. Figures provided by the Lands and Surveys Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Cork Street, Roseau, Dominica.
  3. Commonwealth of Dominica, Population and Housing Census—2001. Roseau, Dominica: Central Statistical Office, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Kennedy Avenue, 2001.


Saint John Parish, Dominica
Saint John Parish Dominica Article Talk Language Watch Edit For Saint John Parish in other places see Saint John Parish disambiguation This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Saint John Parish Dominica news newspapers books scholar JSTOR February 2016 Learn how and when to remove this template message Saint John is one of Dominica s 10 administrative parishes 1 It is bordered by St Andrew to the east and St Peter and the Espagnole River to the south It has an area of 59 km 22 78 mi 2 Saint JohnParishPrince Rupert Bay near PortsmouthCountryDominicaCapitalPortsmouthArea Total59 0 km2 22 8 sq mi Population 2011 Total6 561 Density110 km2 290 sq mi Time zoneUTC 4ISO 3166 2DM 05 Indian River near Portsmouth 6 561 people live in the parish half of which 2 977 live in the main settlement Portsmouth Dominica s second largest town also called Grand Anse by locals 3 Glanvilla and Lagoon serve as the town s suburbs Other settlements include Bornes Capucin Clifton Cottage Toucari Tanetane The highest peak is Morne aux Diables with a height of 861 m 2827 ft Contents 1 Education 2 Notable names 3 Transportation 4 Tourism 5 ReferencesEducation EditSt John is home to Ross University School of Medicine in Picard Portsmouth Secondary School the island s first rural secondary school opened in St John in the 1960s Notable names EditVia Portsmouth the parish is the birthplace of local historian Lennox Honychurch and former Prime Minister Rosie Douglas Transportation EditSt John shares some of Dominica s best roads with adjacent St Andrew In addition the island s northernmost road connecting Tanetane with Penville was opened in 2004 Prince Rupert Bay near Portsmouth has been an often used stop over for yachts and cruise ships Tourism EditThe best known tourist attractions in St John s are the Indian River and the Cabrits National Park which consists of the Cabrits Peninsula and Fort Shirley Benjamin s Park is the primary sporting venue and has hosted first class cricket References Edit The World Factbook CIA Retrieved 2020 03 27 Figures provided by the Lands and Surveys Division of the Ministry of Agriculture Cork Street Roseau Dominica Commonwealth of Dominica Population and Housing Census 2001 Roseau Dominica Central Statistical Office Ministry of Finance and Planning Kennedy Avenue 2001 This Dominica location article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Saint John Parish Dominica amp oldid 1016408909, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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