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Dominican Republic

Our Dominican Republic flags are made in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

Trivia

The flag was designed by Concepción Bona and Maria Trinidad Sanchez.

Technical Specifications

Adopted
6th November 1863
Proportion 2:3
Design
Two blue and two red rectangles with a white cross and national coat of arms in the centre.
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Brief History

Under Spanish rule the Captaincy General of Santo Domingo was under the Cross of Burgundy flag.  When Spain ceded Santo Domingo to the French in 1795 the French blue-white-red vertical tricolour was adopted. The national flag reverted back to the Burgundy Cross when the Spanish Empire took hold again in 1809.

The Flag of the Captaincy General of Santo Domingo (1492 – 1795) (1809 -1821)

The Flag of Saint-Domingue (1795 – 1809)

In 1821 a small colony of Santo Dominico became the republic of Spanish Haiti and adopted a yellow-blue-red horizontal tricolour. The republic only lasted till early 1822 when the area became the Unification of Hispaniola under Haitian Rule. The Flag adopted was a blue-red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre.

The Flag of Spanish Haiti (1821 – 1822)

The Flag of the Unification of Hispaniola (1822 – 1844)

In 1844 the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti and the new flag adopted was a blue-red horizontal bicolour with a white cross in the centre. The flag was changed to two blue and two red rectangles with a white cross and national coat of arms in the centre. The civil flag does not have the coat of arms.

The colours on the flag have specific meanings. The blue is for liberty, white for salvations and red for the heros of the the Dominican Republic.

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The Coat of Arms of the Dominican Republic

The Coat of Arms of the Dominican Republic was adopted the 6th of November 1844.

 

The flag has evolved over the years and the current version features a shield made from the national flag with a cross and a bible in front of six flag draped spears. On the left side is a bay laurel branch and a palm frond on the right. Above is a blue ribbon stating “DIOS PATRIA LIBERTAD” and below is a red ribbon stating “REPUBLICA DOMINICANA”.

The Presidential Standard of the Dominican Republic at Sea

The Presidential Standard of the Dominican Republic at Sea features a plain white field with national flag in the top left and golden anchor in the centre right.

The Military Flags of the Dominican Republic

The Flag of the Military of the Dominican Republic is a gold-bordered white field with the coat of arms protecting a set of wings, anchor and crossed guns.  The Flag of the Dominican Army is the national flag with the coat of arms in the lower left portion and red-white-green-yellow horizontal stripes in the upper right portion.

The Flag of the Military of the Dominican Republic

The Flag of the Dominican Army

The Flag of the Dominican Air Force is a plain white field with red stripe and coat of arms in the centre, a civil national flag in the top left and roundel bull’s-eye in the lower centre. The Naval Ensign of the Dominican Navy is the national flag.

The Flag of the Dominican Air Force.

The Naval Ensign of the Dominican Navy

The Naval Jack of the Dominican Navy is a plain dark blue field with a white disc containing the Coat of Arms surrounded by white five-pointed stars. The Flag of the Dominican National Police features a blue-white-green horizontal tricolour with the civil flag in the top left corner.

The Naval Jack of the Dominican Navy

The Flag of the Dominican National Police

The Flag of the Dominican Civil Defénce is an orange field with a white bordered disc featuring an outline of the country behind an orange triangle with the letters DC. Inside the border is the text “DEFENSA CIVIL REPUBLICA DOMINICANA”. The Flag of the Judicial Power and Supreme Court features a purple-white-blue horizontal tricolour with national flag in the top left and scales in the centre.

The Flag of the Dominican Civil Defence

The Flag of the Judicial Power and Supreme Court

The Flag of La Trinitaria

The Flag of La Trinitaria is the flag of a secret society that helped the Dominican Republic become independent between 1838 and 1844. The blue-red horizontal bicolour flag features four white five-pointed stars left and right and one above and below. There are three different versions of the white cross in the centre throughout the flags use.

The Dependences Flag of the Dominican Republic

The Dependencies flag of the Dominican Republic was adopted in 1953. It represents the Territorial Islands of Saona, Beata and Catalina and features a blue-white-blue horizontal flag with the national flag in the top left corner.

The Flag of the Provinces of the Dominican Republic

Each Province of the Dominican Republic have their own flag, here are some examples of the flags flown.

The Flag of the Municipalities of the Dominican Republic

Each Municipality within the Provinces of the Dominican Republic have their own flags. Here are some examples below.

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