Flag of Maldives
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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)
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