There are only two countries in the world that have the color purple in their flags; Nicaragua and Dominica.
There are great varieties of designs and unique patterns when it comes to the national flags of countries and territories. Some countries have used bright colors like red, yellow, and orange on their flags but others have gone for not so striking colors. But the purple color is one of the rarest flag colors on national flags. Purple is a color of royalty and anyone would expect it to dominate most flags. However, only two national flags have purple on them, Dominica and Nicaragua. The two countries that use purple on their flag did not do so until in the late 19th century. Here are the two country flags with purple.
The flag of Dominica is one of the two flags with purple. The current flag, which was adopted in November 1978, underwent small changes in 1981, 1988, and 1990. The flag was designed by Alwin Bully as the country prepared for independence. The flag comprises of a greenfield which represents the country’s vegetation. The greenfield is divided into four equal portions by a three-band cross of yellow, black, and white. The three colors represent the people, the soil, and pure water. The cross symbolizes Christianity and Trinity. At the center of the cross is a red disk bearing 10 five-pointed stars circling a Sisserou Parrot. The parrot has purple feathers on the underside and the crown, making the flag one of the only two flags with purple.
The current flag of Nicaragua was adopted in 1908 and was made official in August 1971. The design of the flag was inspired by the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. Nicaragua’s flag consists of a white horizontal stripe between two blue stripes. The two blue stripes are representations of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean while white symbolizes peace. Sometimes, the blue colors are interpreted to symbolize loyalty and justice. The white stripe has the country’s coat of arms at the center. The coat of arms has a rainbow with a clear purple stripe as one of the rainbow colors. The rainbow symbolizes liberty while the volcanoes represent the brotherhood of all the five Central American Countries.