Flag of Maldives

Flag Maldives, Banner Maldives
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National flag on land and sea
298 km²
Dhivehi, related to the ancient Sinhala Elu
Rufiyaa (MVR)
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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.


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.


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

That's what ChatGPT knows about the flag of Maldives

This is what an AI says about the Maldivian flag
The national flag of the Maldives consists of a horizontal stripe of red, white and green. The colors symbolize independence, religion and hope for a better future. In the center of the flag is a white crescent encompassing a star, which stands for the independence of the country.
This is what an AI knows about the history of the Maldivian flag
The Maldivian national flag was introduced in 1965. It consists of a red-green-white stripe representing a symbolized Dhivehi ship. The red stripe represents the blood sacrifices made by Maldivians in their history, the green stripe represents the islands and the white stripe symbolizes independence.
This is how an AI describes the Maldivian flag
The national flag of Maldives consists of a white crescent framed by two intertwined stripes in red and green. The red stripe represents the courage and bravery of the Maldivians, while the green stripe represents Islam and the fertility of the country. The white crescent symbolizes peace and purity of the country.

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