BACKPACKFLAGS flag patch Dominican Republic
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Backpackflag/Flag Patch Dominican Republic
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of the Dominican Republic has a white cross going through the middle of it, sectioning the flag into quarters. The upper left and lower right quarters are blue and the upper right and lower left quarters are red. The military and government flag of the Dominican has a coat of arms in the center of it.
Meaning: The blue in the Dominican Republic flag stands for liberty; the color red for the fire and bloodshed of the struggle for independence; and the white cross symbolizes the sacrifice of the people.
History: The Dominican Republic flag was adopted on November 6, 1844, making it one of the world's oldest flags. The Dominican Republic gained its independence from Haiti on February 27, 1844.
Interesting Facts: The flag of the Dominican Republic has its roots in the Haitian flag of the early 19th century (source: worldflags101).