The Dominica flag was adopted on November 3, 1978. The Dominica flag features a green background with a red circle at the center. The circle contains a Sisserou Parrot surrounded by ten green stars, which represent the island's ten parishes (St. Andrew, St. David, St. George, St. John, St. Joseph, St. Luke, St. Mark, St. Patrick, St. Paul, St. Peter).
Four strips of three colored bands (yellow, black and white) appear horizontally and vertically from the circle.
The three lines individually represent the Trinity. The green represents the island's landscape, red stands for social justice, and yellow is for the sunshine. Black reflects the African ancestry and white symbolizes clear waters and purity.
Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, lies between Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Windward Isles of the Eastern Caribbean. This guide describes the country's history, national parks, tours and treks, towns, and villages. See more Dominica Travel books.