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Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic

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The coat of arms of the Dominican Republic features a shield in similarly quartered colors as the flag, supported by a bay laurel branch (left) and a palm frond (right); above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty).

Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon. In the center of the shield, flanked by six spears (three on each side), the front four holding Dominican banners, is a Bible with a small golden cross above it, which is opened (according to popular belief) to the Gospel of John, 8:32, which reads Y la verdad os hará libre (And the truth shall make you free).

The coat of arms appears in the center of the flag of the Dominican Republic.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Emblems.

Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic is part of the Coat of Arms group.

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