Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Symbols

  • Bird: Palmchat
  • Coat of Arms:

    Dominican Republic coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The Dominican Republic coat of arms features a shield in quartered colors of the flag, with a laurel branch to the left and a palm frond to the right. The blue ribbon above the shield displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon. In the center of the shield, flanked by six spears, is a Bible with a small golden cross above it. Popular belief claims that the pages are opened to the Gospel of John 8:32, which reads, "Y la verdad os hará libre." (And the truth shall make you free.)
  • Dance: Merengue
  • Flag of Dominican Republic
  • Flower: Mahogany
  • Motto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" "God, Fatherland, Liberty"
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Stone: Amber

Dominican Republic Photographs

Rosario and Antonio, 1949

by Paul Colin
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