The Dominican Republic Flag
In the wake of the Dominican Republic’s triumph over Haiti in the Dominican Republic's War of Independence, a national constitution and flag were adopted on November 6th, 1848. The flag can be described as having a large white cross centered upon it. It has blue rectangular sections in the upper left and lower right hand corners, and red rectangular sections in the upper right and lower left hand corners.
Positioned in the very center of the white cross is the image of the "Arms of the Republic", the emblem of the Dominican Republic. The blue color of the flag is said to represent the sky overhead the island. The red color of the flag is said to symbolize the blood of the citizens who died in the country's campaign for sovereignty. Finally, the white color of the flag is meant to represent the peaceful characteristic of the Dominican people.
The Dominican Republic partially shares the western part of the island of Hispaniola with the nation of Haiti. Hispaniola is located in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea. The capital of the country is Santo Domingo, and the population of the island is 9 million. Tourism is that nation’s single most important industry, and it is the reason that Dominican Republic has the second largest economy in Central America.
The national dance and song of the Dominican Republic is the "Caribbean Merengue". Baseball is considered the most popular sport amongst its inhabitants. The country is comprised of 18,000 square miles.