Flag of Dominican Republic

Flag of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic shares the island Hispaniola with the state of Haiti. The entire island was under Spanish rule until 1804, when the French founded Haiti in the western third of the island. Dominican Republic achieved independence in 1844. The flag of the Dominican Republic is composed of relatively large white cross that divides the flag into four fields. Upper left field and the field along the diagonal line have blue color. The remaining two fields are red. In the middle of the cross, there is a coat of arms, which depicts a shield supported by palm and olive branch bearing an inscription: "Dios, Patria, Liberta", translated as "God, country, freedom."

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes DO, DOM (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Dominican Republic
Capital city Santo Domingo
Continent North America
Member of United Nations, Organization of American States, Central American Integration System
Population 10 358 320 (2019)
Total area 48 671 km2
Highest point Pico Duarte (3 098 m, 10 164 ft)
Lowest point Lago Enriquillo (-45 m, -148 ft)
GDP per capita $ 8 051 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Dominican peso ($, DOP)
Calling code +1809, +1829, +1849
Internet TLD .do

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