The flag of Dominica consists of a green field with a centered cross in yellow that extends to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross is larger than the horizontal part, and in the center of the cross is a red circle. The green color represents the lush vegetation of the island, while the yellow stands for the bright sunshine that Dominica enjoys. The black and white pattern in the center circle is called the “cross of redemption” and represents the indigenous people of Dominica, who were almost completely wiped out by European colonization.