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Flag of Dominica

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.

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.

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Flag of Dominica

Country - Dominica

Dominica (Island Carib: Wai‘tu kubuli), officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island country in the West Indies. The capital, Roseau, is located on the western side of the island. It is part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island is located near Guadeloupe to the northwest and Martinique to the south-southeast. Its area is 750 km2, and the highest point is Morne Diablotins, at 1447 m in elevation. The population was 71,293 at the 2011 census. The Commonwealth of Dominica is one of the Caribbean's few republics.

The island was originally inhabited by the Kalinago and later colonised by Europeans, predominantly by the French from the 1690s to 1763. Columbus is said to have passed the island on Sunday 3 November 1493, and the island's name is derived from the Latin for "Sunday". Great Britain took possession in 1763 after the Seven Years' War, and it gradually established English as its official language. The island republic gained independence in 1978.

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Flag of Dominica (English)  Bandiera della Dominica (Italiano)  Vlag van Dominica (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Dominique (Français)  Flagge Dominicas (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Dominica (Português)  Флаг Доминики (Русский)  Bandera de Dominica (Español)  Flaga Dominiki (Polski)  多米尼克國旗 (中文)  Dominicas flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Dominicăi (Română)  ドミニカ国の国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Домініки (Українська)  Национално знаме на Доминика (Български)  도미니카 연방의 국기 (한국어)  Dominican lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Dominika (Bahasa Indonesia)  Dominikos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Dominicas flag (Dansk)  Dominická vlajka (Česky)  Dominika bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Доминике (Српски / Srpski)  Dominica lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Dominiky (Slovenčina)  A Dominikai Közösség zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Dominike (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติดอมินีกา (ไทย)  Σημαία της Δομινίκας (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Dominica (Tiếng Việt) 
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