The national ensign is placed on three vertical and horizontal stripes of yellow, black and white that form a cross. The cross represents the Trinity of Christianity, the official religion of the island. The yellow strip on the cross represents the bright sunshine that falls on the island and also represents the agricultural products of the land, mainly citrus and bananas. The color yellow can also refer to the first inhabitants of the island - the Carib and Arawak people.
White symbolizes the noble aspirations of the people; the black color stands for the rich black fertile soil of the island. The ten green stars stand for the ten parishes that form the Commonwealth of Dominica. The red circular emblem is a symbol for social justice. The stars are also a symbol of hope and the ideals of peace and growth cherished by the Dominicans.
The green field on the flag symbolizes the lush green forests, the natural beauty, and the rich vegetation of the island. Due to its picturesque landscapes the Commonwealth of Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean."
Official Name : Commonwealth of Dominica
Flag Proportion :1:2
Adopted on : November 3, 1978
Location : Located in the Caribbean Sea
Capital City : Roseau
Major Cities : Canefield, Salisbury, Saint Joseph, Castle Bruce
Area : 290 square miles
Population : 72,660
Currency : East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Official Language : English
National Anthem : Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour