Flag of Maldives

Flag of The Maldives

ދިވެހިރާއްޖެގެ ދިދަ, Dhivehi Raajjeyge dhidha

The Republic of Maldives (ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa) is an island country in South Asia located in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka and India. Its official language is Dhivehi. The capital and largest city is Malé.

The flag of Maldives was adopted in July 1965. The design consists of a right facing white crescent in the middle of a green rectangle which is centered on a red field.

National Anthem of Maldives: ޤައުމީ ސަލާމް (Dhivehi) Qaumee Salaam “National Salute”


Capital CityArea (World Ranking)2023 Population (World Ranking)CurrencyFlag Ratio (Decimal)Adopted
Malé300 km2 / 120 mi²
(187th)
579,330 or 392,040 excl. resident foreign nationals (178th)Maldivian rufiyaa / United States dollar2:3 (1.5)1965

What Maldives is known as in various languages
al-Māldīf – المالديف (Arabic), Maaladeev – मालदीव (Hindi), Dhivehiraajje – ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ (Dhivehi), Eileanan Mhaladaibh (Scots Gaelic), Ha’Iyim Ha’Maldivim – האיים המלדיבים (Hebrew), il-Maldivi (Maltese), Mǎ’ěrdàifū – 马尔代夫/馬爾代夫 (Mandarin Chinese – PRC), Mǎ’ěrdìfū – 馬爾地夫/马尔地夫 (Mandarin Chinese – Taiwan), Maladewa (Acehnese, Indonesian), Maladivayina – මාලදිවයින (Sinhala), Mālādvīpa – मालाद्वीप (Sanskrit), Maldibas (Central Bikolano, Filipino/Tagalog), Maldifs (Welsh), Maldiivid (Estonian), Maldiiviq (Võro), Maodip – มัลดีฟส์ (Thai), Maldiv adaları (Azerbaijani), Maldivas (Aragonese, Portuguese, Spanish), Maldive (Italian, Romanian), Maldivebi – მალდივები (Georgian), Maldivepi – მალდივეფი (Mingrelian), Maldiven (Dutch), Maldivet (Albanian), Maldivene (Norwegian), Maldiverna (Swedish), Maldiverne (Danish), Maldives (Asturian, Catalan, Franco-Provençal, French, Malay, Min Nan), Maldíves – Μαλδίβες (Greek), Maldivi (Bosnian, Slovene), Maldivi – Малдиви (Macedonian, Serbian), Maldīvija (Latvian), Maldivler (Turkish), Maldivoj (Esperanto), Maldivski ostrovi – Малдивски острови (Macedonian variant, Bulgarian), Maldív-szigetek (Hungarian), Maldivy – Мальдивы (Russian), Maldivy – Мальдіви (Ukrainian), Maldyvai (Lithuanian), Malediivit (Finnish), Maledive (Afrikaans), Malediven (Alemannic, German), Maledivy (Czech, Slovak), Malediwy (Polish), Maltipusi (Inuktitut), Man-đi-vơ (Vietnamese), Moldibeu / Moldibŭ – 몰디브 (Korean), Morujibu/Morudibu – モルジブ/モルディブ (Japanese), மாலத்தீவு (Tamil)

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