Flag of the Maldives (GIF)

The flag of the Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެގެ ދިދަ), featuring a red background adorned with a prominent green rectangle with a white crescent moon at its center, carries profound symbolism reflective of the nation's values and heritage. The red color signifies the unwavering courage and sacrifice of the nation's heroes, exemplifying their readiness to defend the country at any cost. The green rectangle embodies the ideals of peace and prosperity, underscoring the nation's commitment to fostering harmony and growth. The presence of the white crescent represents the profound influence of the Islamic faith within Maldivian culture, emphasizing the nation's strong Islamic heritage and values. Collectively, these elements on the flag of the Maldives encapsulate the nation's courage, peace, and religious identity.

Adopted:July 25, 1965
Designed by:Abdul Majeed Didi
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇲🇻

The emblem of the Maldives is characterized by a coconut tree and two national flags conjoined at the bottom, with a golden crescent and star positioned between the flagpoles. Below these elements, the traditional state title is elegantly inscribed in Arabic on a gray ribbon. The depiction of the coconut palm tree serves as a representation of the nation's livelihood in line with Maldivian folklore and tradition, signifying its essential role in various aspects of daily life, from medicinal uses to boat construction. The presence of the crescent, a universally recognized symbol of Islam, alongside the star embodies the profound influence of the Islamic faith and the authority it holds within the state. Furthermore, the inscription of the words "Ad-Dawlat Al-Mahaldheebiyya (Arabic: الدولة المحلديبية)" meaning the "State of the Mahal Dibiyat", in the elegant Arabic naskh script, used by Sultan AI-Ghazee Mohamed Thakurufaanu Al-Azam, commemorates the historic identity of the Maldives, as referenced by Ibn Battuta and other medieval Arab travelers, further underscoring the nation's rich historical and cultural significance.

The Maldives flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
The Maldives, officially known as the Republic of Maldives, is an island country of approximately 1,200 small islands in the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Malé, and its population is about 543,620 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with India, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius.

The waving flag of the Maldives with its emblem (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Malé
Other major cities:Fuvahmulah,
Official languages:English,
Region:Southern Asia
Ethnic groups:South Indians,
Religion:Islam (official)
Nationality name:Maldivian
Area:298 km²
(115 sq mi)
Population:543,620 (2021)
Country codes:MV, MDV (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.mv
Calling code:+960

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