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Dominican Republic's Information

Flag of Dominican Republic
Land Area 48,320 km2
Water Area 350 km2
Total Area 48,670km2 (#128)
Population 10,606,865 (#87)
Population Density 219.51/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $162.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,900
Currency Peso (DOP)
Largest Cities
Dominican Republic Flag:
Flag of Dominican Republic

The flag of the Dominican Republic was designed by founding father Juan Pablo Duarte, and adopted in 1844. It is centered with a white cross that extends to the edges and divides the flag into four rectangles. The color blue is for liberty, red for the blood of heroes, and white for salvation. A small coat of arms rests at the center of the flag.

Larger Dominican Republic flag

Dominican Republic Coat of Arms:
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic

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.)

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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