Flag of Maldives πŸ‡²πŸ‡»

Flag of Maldives

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The flag of the Maldives πŸ‡²πŸ‡», which has been 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 bloodshed during the struggles for freedom and the 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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes MV, MDV (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of the Maldives
Capital city MalΓ©
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 374Β 775 (2018)
Total area 300 km2
Highest point Mount Villingili on Villingili (5 m, 16 ft)
Lowest point Indian Ocean
GDP per capita $ 10Β 331 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa (.ήƒ, MVR)
Calling code +960
Internet TLD .mv

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