The Maldives flag was officially adopted on July 26, 1965.
The field of Islamic green symbolizes peace and prosperity, while the crescent is the symbol of Islam. Red was the original color of the country's first flag.
Maldives Coat of Arms:
The emblem of the Maldives contains a coconut palm, two national flags and the Crescent symbol of Islam. The script below reads "State of the Mahal Dibiyat" in Arabic.
Presidential Standard of the Maldives
Flag used until the early 20th century
Maldives Independence Protectorate flag (1953 to 1965)