Top Home > Library > Travel > Regional StatsClick to enlarge flag of Dominican RepublicIntroduction
Explored and claimed by Christopher COLUMBUS on his first voyage in
1492, the island of Hispaniola became a springboard for Spanish
conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland.
Flag of Dominican Republic: a centered white cross that extends to the
edges divides the flag into four rectangles - the top ones are blue
(hoist side) and red, and the bottom ones are red (hoist side) and
blue; a small coat of arms featuring a shield supported by an