Flag of Dominica

Dominica Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesDM, DMA, 212
Official NameCommonwealth of Dominica
ContinentNorth America (Caribbean)
Government TypeParliamentary republic
CurrencyEast Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Calling Code+1 767
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, CARICOM
PopulationApprox. 72,000 (as of 2023)
Total Area750 square kilometers
Highest PointMorne Diablotins (1,447 meters or 4,747 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $7,000 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 77 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.dm

Dominica National Anthem

Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour

Isle of beauty, isle of splendour,
Isle to all so sweet and fair,
All must surely gaze in wonder,
At thy gifts so rich and rare.
Rivers, valleys, hills and mountains,
All these gifts we do extol.
Healthy land, so like all fountains,
Giving cheer that warms the soul.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Dominica Flag

The flag of Dominica was officially adopted on November 3, 1978, the same day the country gained independence from Great Britain. The design of the flag has undergone several changes since its initial adoption, reflecting the nation’s evolving identity and natural heritage.

The flag features a green field representing the lush vegetation of the island. In the center is a red disc bearing a Sisserou Parrot, the national bird, encircled by ten green five-pointed stars. These stars represent the ten parishes of the country. The red disc symbolizes socialism, and the parrot is emblematic of flight towards greater heights and fulfillment of aspirations. The yellow, black, and white stripes running across the flag represent the native Carib people (yellow), the fertile soil (black), and pure water (white).

The flag’s design was the result of a national competition and was created by Alwin Bully. The choice of the Sisserou Parrot, an endangered species native to Dominica, underscores the country’s commitment to environmental preservation.

Since its adoption, the flag of Dominica has become a symbol of national pride, unity, and the island’s natural beauty. It is displayed at government buildings, national events, and in international forums, representing Dominica’s unique culture, rich biodiversity, and its aspiration for progress and sustainability. The flag is a source of pride for Dominicans and is a representation of the island’s distinct identity in the Caribbean region.