Flag of Malta (GIF)



The flag of Malta (Maltese: Bandiera ta' Malta) is a simple two-color flag with a cross in the canton and white on the left and red on the right. The cross is the George Cross, which was given by George VI of England in 1942 to Malta. It is thought that the white and red colors of the flag were given by Roger I of Sicily in 1090. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on September 21, 1964.

In its coat of arms, there is a golden wall crown representing the fortifications of Malta on the shield covered with the national flag, and olive and palm branches symbolizing peace on the sides of the shield.

The Maltese flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a southern European island country consisting of a group of islands in the Mediterranean. Its capital is Valletta, and its population is about 476,000.

The waving flag of Malta with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Valletta (pop. 6,444)
Other major cities:St. Paul's Bay (23,000)
Official languages:Maltese
English
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:95.3% Maltese
1.6% British
3.1% others
Religion:95.2% Christian
0.3% Islam
3.9% Atheist
0.6% Agnostic
Demonym:Maltese
Area:316 km²
(122 sq mi)
Population:476,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Malta (Maltese: Bandiera u stemma ta' Malta; Italian: Bandiera e stemma di Malta), GIF
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Anonymous
The flag of Malta's been recoloured on Wikipedia to have the cross in white.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Malta#/media/File:Flag_of_Malta.svg
May 8, 2022 at 5:08 PM
admin
updated
May 11, 2022 at 2:50 AM

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