The blue and red colors have been taken from the flag of Haiti. Blue signifies the clear blue skies of the land denoting freedom and liberty; red stands for the blood shed and the noble patriotic spirit displayed by the countrymen in their fight for independence; white is a color of peace and dignity. The white cross is symbolic of faith, honor, and pride.
The flag was designed by the leader of the Trinitarians, Juan Pablo Duarte. Initially, the Dominican Republic used the Haitian flag. The Trinitarian leader modified the flag by imposing a white cross over the flag.
Official Name : Dominican Republic
Flag Proportion : 2:3
Adopted on : November 6, 1844
Designed by : Juan Pablo Duarte
Location : Located in the eastern part of the island of Haiti between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
Capital City : Santo Domingo
Major Cities :
Area : 18,704 square miles
Population : 9,378,818
Currency : Peso (DOP)
Official Language : Spanish
National Anthem : Valiant Quisqueyans