Flag of Dominica (GIF)

The flag of Dominica is a vibrant representation of the island's cultural heritage and natural beauty. The flag features a lush green background, adorned with a tricolor cross covering the flag, representing Christianity, the state religion. The three colors of the cross, yellow, white, and black, hold distinct symbolic significance. Yellow symbolizes the sun, agriculture, and the indigenous Arawak and Carib people, while white represents rivers, purity, and spiritual aspirations. The black band signifies the island's fertile land and acknowledges the history of the population, shaped by the legacy of the slave trade. The green background serves as a vibrant tribute to the island's verdant landscapes and thriving vegetation. At the heart of the flag lies a red circle showcasing the Sisserou parrot, an endemic species and national emblem of Dominica, embodying the nation's aspirations for progress and distinction. The parrot's distinctive blue-purple head, neck, and chest make the flag one of the few national flags globally to feature the color purple. The red circle symbolizes the pursuit of social justice, while the ten surrounding green stars represent each of the country's parishes, emphasizing unity and solidarity among the people of Dominica.

Adopted:November 3, 1978
Designed by:Alwin Bully
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇩🇲

The coat of arms of Dominica is a rich reflection of the island's natural beauty, history, and cultural heritage. It prominently displays a shield guarded by two Sisserou parrots and a lion passant. The shield is divided into quarters, each representing significant elements of the nation's identity. The depiction includes a canoe, symbolizing the island's rich maritime tradition, a banana tree highlighting the importance of agriculture, a palm tree representing the nation's tropical landscapes, and a native mountain chicken frog, underscoring the country's biodiversity. The azure and silver helmet atop the shield showcases a lion, symbolizing courage and strength. The entire emblem is grounded by the national motto "Apres Bondie C'est La Ter" (After God the Earth) inscribed in Creole on a golden belt, emphasizing the country's spiritual values and its deep connection to the land. This coat of arms stands as a proud testament to Dominica's rich cultural heritage, natural splendor, and resilient spirit.

The Dominica flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Dominica is an island republic in the West Indies, in the Caribbean. Its capital is Roseau, and its population is about 72,172 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with France and Venezuela.

The waving flag of Dominica with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Roseau
Other major city:Portsmouth
Official language:English
Ethnic groups:86.6% Black (African),
9.1% Multiracial,
2.9% Island Caribs,
1.3% European or Other,
0.2% Unspecified
Religions:94.4% Christians,
3% Folk Religion,
0.5% Irreligious,
0.1% Muslims,
2.0% Other
Nationality name:Dominican
Area:750 km² (290 sq mi)
Population:72,172 (2021)
Country codes:DM, DMA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.dm
Calling code:+1-767

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