Dominican Republic Flag

Dominican Republic Flag

The Flag of Dominican Republic - Description of the Dominican Republic Flag

As the above picture of the Dominican Republic Flag indicates the background is Red white and blue

Description of the Dominican Republic Flag is as follows:

A centered white cross that extends to the edges divides the flag into four rectangles - the top ones are blue (hoist side) and red, and the bottom ones are red (hoist side) and blue

A small coat of arms featuring a shield supported by an olive branch (left) and a palm branch (right) is at the center of the cross

Above the shield a blue ribbon displays the motto, DIOS, PATRIA, LIBERTAD (God, Fatherland, Liberty), and below the shield, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA appears on a red ribbon

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Dominican Republic flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The emblem on the Dominican Republic flag pictures the Dominican Republic Coat of Arms

The Meaning & History of the Dominican Republic Flag

Haiti and the Dominican Republic comprise the Island of Hispaniola

The Dominican Republic was briefly occupied by Haiti (1820-44)

The flag was designed by the leader of the Trinitarians who altered the layout of the blue and red of the Haitian flag and placed a large white cross over it to symbolize faith

The Dominican Republic Coat of Arms emblem depicts an open bible, a cross of gold, four Dominican flags and two spears, there are branches of olive and palm around the shield

The Dominican Republic Flag was adopted November 6, 1844

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