Flags of Malta: images and meaning

Malta – the state-island in the Mediterranean, is not far from Sicily. In the history of the country, the Malta flag changed more.

So the modern flag of Malta looks:

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History flag of Malta

The current Sign of Malta appeared in the first half of the 60s of the 20th century, during the time, at the time, when the country was part of the English Alliance and was approved by the English Savoy. The cross of George appeared on it thanks to the courage, demonstrated by Maltese during the 2nd Global, at the time, at the time, when they were attacked by the Spanish fascists.

From the XVI finish of the XVIII century on the peninsula, a red flag was used with the White Maltese Cross.

During, that time, at the time, at the time when the government was a corona colony, the flag was a blue cloth with Union Jack in the upper left corner and the colonial badge (later he was replaced by the coat of arms) in the lower right parts. The coat of arms changed the appearance, but the concept remained past.

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Flag of Malta, 1875-1898

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Flag of Malta, 1898-1923

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1923 – December 28, 1943

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December 28, 1943 – September 21, 1964

Malta was an English colony from 1813 to independence in 1964.


It makes up 2 parts – white – in the ride, and red in the distance from it. Stripes are placed vertically. On a white half, in the upper left corner, there is a cross of George, having a silver color with a red contour.

Colors flag of Malta

The sign has two colors – red and white, each of which has its meaning.

The legend says that the colors of the flag seemed in the XII century, at the time, at a time when the peninsula was released from the Arabs by the Knight Roger I, and the Maltese did his flag of the state.

Meaning colors and flag sign

The origin of red is associated with the 2nd Global War of War – this is a symbol of the courage of Maltese residents, adequately met the enemy in their locality and a reminder of each who gave life in this bloody battle.

While – the memory of the struggle for independence, the symbol, and sign of freedom, demonstrating that all incorrect remained in the past, and in the first sequences the government is waiting for only a peaceful remarkable future, which is not overshadowed.

St. George Cross – a prize to civilians for the courage, which is demonstrated in the fields of bumps made in the UK. At the end of the independence by the Independence peninsula, they did not get rid of the memory symbol about the 2nd Global War.

Other flags of Malta

In Malta, there is not only the state flag but there also is not counting this and additional:

Flags of British Governors Malta

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  • Flags of British Governors Malta 1875-1898

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  • Flags of British Governors of Malta, 1898- December 28, 1943

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  • Flags of British Governors of Malta December 28, 1943 – September 21, 1964

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  • Governor flag 1964 – 1974

The president’s flag, which is blue cloth with gold crosses in the corners, and in its center, there is a coat of arms of the island;

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The president’s flag – the historically established tradition, which was formed in the XIX century, at the time, at the time when the symbol of the government appeared – the British flag with the coat of arms of Malta in the center.

  • Flag of the bishop – a cloth with vertical stripes of white and yellow colors;

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  • Shopping flag – Red cloth with a white Maltese cross in the center;

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  • Standard Elizabeth II – October 31, 1967 – December 12, 1974;

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  • Guys Navy Malta;

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  • Unofficial flag of Malta, 1943-1964.

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The flag of the island not only retained the feature, well, did not refuse a memorable sign given to the Queen of Great Britain, which made him memorable.

Non-specialized information about Malta

Official language Maltese, English
Capital Valletta
Territory 316 km2
Population 493 559 people
Currency Euro
Telephone code +356
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