Flag of Maldives

Flag Maldives, Banner Maldives
Aspect ratio:
2:3
Vexillological symbol:
National flag on land and sea
Country:
Maldives
Capital:
Malé
Size:
298 km²
Population:
339.330
Continent:
Asia
Languages:
Dhivehi, related to the ancient Sinhala Elu
Currency:
Rufiyaa (MVR)
accepted at:
25.07.1965

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Red with a large green rectangle in the center; this shows a crescent moon with the opening facing away from the flagpole.

Meaning

The red of the flag finds its historical origin in the close trade connection with the cultures of the Persian Gulf. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the flag of the Maldives was plain red. Only after independence from Ceylon was a green rectangle (green symbolizes the color of Islam) with the crescent of Islam added to the flag in 1948.

Hymn

Composer: පණ්ඩිත් ඩබ්.ඩී. අමරදේව (Pandit Wannakuwattawaduge Don Amaradeva) Songwriter: މުޙައްމަދު ޖަމީލުދީދީ (Mohamed Jameel Didi)