Flag of the Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic
Flag of Dominican Republic.svg
UseState and war flag, state and naval ensign
AdoptedNovember 6, 1863
DesignA white cross with the national coat of arms in the centre that divides the flag into four rectangles, blue and red at the top and red and blue at the bottom
Designed byJuan Pablo Duarte
Civil Ensign of the Dominican Republic.svg
Variant flag of the Dominican Republic
UseCivil flag and ensign
DesignQuarterly, the first and fourth quarters blue and the second and third quarters red, with a white cross overall
Version with aspect ratio 5:8.
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.

The flag of the Dominican Republic represents the Dominican Republic and, together with the coat of arms and the national anthem, has the status of a national symbol. The blue on the flag stands for liberty, the white for salvation, and the red for the blood of heroes.[1] The civil flag follows the same design, but without the charge in the center. The flag was designed by Juan Pablo Duarte.[2]


As described by Article 21 of the Dominican Constitution, the flag features a centered white cross that extends to the edges and 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. The national coat of arms, featuring a shield with the flag design and supported by a bay laurel branch (left) and a palm frond (right), is at the center of the cross.[1] Above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto Dios, Patria, Libertad (English: God, Homeland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon (this red ribbon is depicted in more recent versions as having its tips pointing upward). In the center of the shield, flanked by three spears (two of them holding Dominican banners) on each side, is a Bible with a small cross above it and said to be opened to the Gospel of John, chapter 8, verse 32, which reads Y la verdad os hará libres (And the truth shall make you free).[1] It is one of 28 national flags to contain overtly Christian symbols.[3] Additionally, along with Haiti, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Venezuela, it is one of only eight national flags whose design incorporates a depiction of the flag itself.[4]

The flag of Perm Krai, a federal subject of Russia is similar to the Dominican flag.[citation needed]

Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
Colours scheme
Blue Red White
RGB 0,45,98 206,17,38 255,255,255
Hexadecimal #002D62 #CE1126 #FFFFFF
CMYK 100 - 54 - 0 - 62 0 - 92 - 82 - 19 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

Presidential Standard[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c "CIA World Factbook - Dominican Republic". Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Dominican Flag". Worldatlas. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ Green, Michael (March 20, 2015). "Flags, for God's Sake". brandingthenations.com. Archived from the original on February 3, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. ^ Minahan, James. (2010). The complete guide to national symbols and emblems. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-34496-1. OCLC 436221284.

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