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The national flag of the Dominican Republic was officially adopted on November 6, 1844, after the country gained independence from Haiti.


Dominican Republic Flag

Flag of Dominican Republic

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The flag of the Dominican Republic features a central white cross. The rectangles to the top of the flag (from the hoist side) are blue and red while those to the bottom are red and blue rectangles. In the center of the white cross is the national coat of arms.
The coat of arms consists of a red, white, and blue shield draped by a flag, a Bible, and a cross; on the left side of the shield is an olive branch while the right side of the shield is bounded by a palm branch. Above the shield is a blue ribbon which bears the words, "Dios, Patria, Libertad" meaning "God, Fatherland, Liberty". There is also a ribbon under the shield in red color that reads, "Republica Dominicana" meaning "Dominican Republic".

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




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