Flag of Maldives 🇲🇻

Flag of Maldives

The flag of the Maldives 🇲🇻, 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.

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Main information

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Country Maldives
Capital city Malé
Continent Asia
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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