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Flag of Dominica

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 1990
Design: A green field with the centred cross of three bands: the vertical part is: yellow, black and white and the horizontal part is: yellow, black and white and the red disk superimposed at the centre of the cross bearing a purple Sisserou Parrot facing the hoist-side encircled by ten green five-pointed stars.

Designed by: Alwin Bully

Variant flag of Dominica

Use: Presidential Standard
Design: A green field with the coat of arms of Dominica at the centre
The flag of Dominica was adopted on 3 November 1978, with some small changes having been made in 1981, 1988, and 1990. The original flag was designed by playwright Alwin Bully in early 1978 as the country prepared for independence.
History and design
The flag, adopted in 1978, features the national bird emblem, the sisserou parrot, which also appears on the coat of arms granted on 21 July 1961. This parrot, endemic to Dominica, is an endangered species with a population of only 250–350 individuals.

The green field represents the lush vegetation of the island. The cross represents the Trinity and Christianity, with its three colours symbolising the natives, the fertile soil, and the pure water. The 10 green five-pointed stars stand for the country's 10 parishes: (St Andrew, St David, St George, St John, St Joseph, St Luke, St Mark, St Patrick, St Paul, and St Peter), while the red disc stands for justice.

The sisserou parrot is sometimes coloured either blue or purple (the parrot's actual colour). The use of purple makes the flag of Dominica one of only two flags of sovereign states (alongside the flag of Nicaragua) to contain the colour.

The flag of Dominica, along with other national symbols, was the focus of a government-sponsored "Emblems Week" in 2016. An initiative of the independence committee, Emblems Week is aimed at reflecting on the meaning of the national emblems, and promoting their use among members of the general public and particularly among the country's schools.

Commonwealth of Dominica
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Coat of arms
Motto: "Apres Bondie, C'est La Ter" (Dominican Creole French)
"Post deum terra est" (Latin)
"After God is the earth"
Anthem: Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour
Location of Dominica (circled in red) in the Caribbean (light yellow)
Location of Dominica (circled in red)

in the Caribbean (light yellow)

Location of Dominica
Capital
and largest city
Roseau
15°18′N 61°23′W / 15.300°N 61.383°W / 15.300; -61.383
Official languages English
Vernacular
languages
Dominican Creole French
Ethnic groups
(2001)
  • 86.6% Black (African)
  • 9.1% Multiracial
  • 2.9% Island Caribs
  • 1.3% European or Other
  • 0.2% Unspecified
Religion
94.4% Christians
3% Folk religion
0.5% Irreligious
0.1% Muslims
2.0% Other
Demonym(s) Dominicans
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President
Charles Savarin
• Prime Minister
Roosevelt Skerrit
Legislature House of Assembly of Dominica
Independence
• Associated Statehood Act 1967
1 March 1967
• from the United Kingdom
3 November 1978
Area
• Total
750 km2 (290 sq mi) (174th)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• 2016 estimate
73,543 (186th)
• 2011 census
71,293
• Density
105/km2 (271.9/sq mi) (95th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$688 million
• Per capita
$9,726
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$485 million
• Per capita
$6,860
HDI (2014) Increase 0.724
high · 94th
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone UTC–4 (Eastern Caribbean)
Driving side left
Calling code +1-767
ISO 3166 code DM
Internet TLD .dm

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