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Flag of Maldives

Use: National flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 25 July 1965
Design: A green rectangle centred on a red field; charged with a white crescent facing the fly side
The flag of the Republic of Maldives is green with a red border. The centre bears a vertical white crescent; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag. It was adopted on 25 July 1965.

The red rectangle represents the boldness of the nation's heroes, and their willingness to sacrifice their every drop of blood in defence of their country. The green rectangle in the centre symbolises peace and prosperity. The white crescent moon symbolises the Islamic faith.

History
The earliest flag of the Maldives consisted of a plain red field. Later, a black and white striped hoist called the Dhandimathi (Dhivehi: ދަނޑިމަތި) was added to the flag.

This version of the flag was used until early in the 20th century, when Abdul Majeed Didi added a crescent to the national flag. At the same time, a distinct state flag was made, which had the crescent on a green rectangle. These changes were made some time between 1926 and 1932, during Abdul Majeed's term as Prime Minister.

In 1953, the Maldives became a republic, resulting in another flag change. The national flag was dropped and the crescent on the state flag was reversed, so that it faced the hoist. The Sultanate was restored in 1954, but the flag was not changed back. Instead, Muhammad Fareed Didi created a new flag specifically for the Sultan, with a five-pointed star next to the crescent. A version of this flag is still used today as the Presidential Standard.

When the Maldives gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, the black and white hoist was removed, giving the flag its modern form.

Republic of Maldives

ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (Dhivehi)

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa

Flag of Maldives
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Emblem
Anthem: Qaumii salaam
National Salute
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location of Maldives
Capital Malé
Official languages Dhivehi
Ethnic groups
(2019)
≈100% Maldiviansa
Religion
Islam (mandated by law)
Demonym(s) Maldivian
Government Unitary presidential republic
• President
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
• Vice President
Faisal Naseem
• Speaker of the Majlis
Qasim Ibrahim
• Chief Justice
Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Didi
Legislature People's Majlis
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
26 July 1965
Current constitution
7 August 2008
Area
• Total
298 km2 (115 sq mi) (187th)
Population
• 2016 estimate
427,756 (175th)
• 2014 census
341,356
• Density
1,102.5/km2 (2,855.5/sq mi) (11th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$7.396 billion (162nd)
• Per capita
$20,228 (69th)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$4.825 billion
• Per capita
$13,196
Gini (2005–2013) 37.4
medium · 76th (CIA)
HDI (2017) Increase 0.717
high · 101st
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zone UTC+5 (Maldives Time)
Date format dd/mm/yy
Driving side left
Calling code +960
ISO 3166 code MV
Internet TLD .mv
  1. Excluding foreign nationals

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