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Why Is the Color Purple Missing From Most National Flags?

A brief history of one of the most expensive colors

The flag of Dominica, one of the two flags which have purple. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

Look at the flag of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) closely.

You’ll notice that the flag has a parrot with purple feathers. The flag is one of only two flags in the world to feature a purple color.

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com