Flag of Maldives

Flag of Maldives

The flag of the Maldives, which is used in its current form since 1965, is composed of a red leaf, where a smaller green rectangle is placed. In the middle of the green field, a symbol of a white crescent is located. Green is the traditional color of Islam, and it also indicates progress and peace. The red color reminds the blood shed in the struggle for freedom and crescent is another traditional symbol of Islam. The flag that was used in times of autonomous sultanate, bore a white stripe with diagonal black stripes compared to the todays version. The previous flag that was still used in the early 20th century was composed only of a red leaf, which was common to many Arab island territories.

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Main information

Country
Maldives
Capital city
Malé
Population
317,280 (2010)
Total area
298 km2
Formation
26. 7. 1965
Highest point
2 m
GDP
$ 8,856 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Code
MV (MDV)
Calling code
+960
Internet TLD
.mv

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By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Maledivy (Male)
English
Maldives (Malé)
German
Malediven (Malé)
French
Maldives (Malé)
Italian
Maldive (Malé)
Spanish
Maldivas (Malé)
Russian
Мальдивы (Мале)
Slovak
Maldivy (Male)
Polish
Malediwy (Malé)
Portuguese
Maldivas (Malé)
Chinese
马尔代夫 (马累)
Japanese
モルディブ (マレ)
Turkish
Maldivler (Male)
Norwegian
Maldivene (Malé)
Swedish
Maldiverna (Malé)
Hungarian
Maldív-szigetek (Malé)
Dutch
Maldiven (Malé)
Danish
Maldiverne (Malé)
Finnish
Malediivit (Malé)
Hebrew
האיים המלדיביים (מאלה)

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