National symbols of the Maldives

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The Maldives has numerous national symbols, including a national flower, tree and animal, which were adopted in 1985. The Maldivian national flag and emblem, adopted in 1965 are also considered national symbols.


The following is a list of the national symbols of Maldives.

Official Symbols[edit]


Title Name of Symbol Picture
National flag Flag of Maldives Flag of Maldives.svg
National emblem National Emblem of Maldives Coat of arms of Maldives.svg
National anthem Gaumee Salaam by Muhammad Jameel Didi Usthazul Jeel Muhammad Jameel Didi of Maldives.JPG
National flower Pinkrose (Rosa Polyantha) The Fairy Rosa.JPG
National tree Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) CoconutTree.jpg
National animal Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Yellowfin tuna diving.jpg

Un-Official Symbols[edit]

Title Name of Symbol Picture
National language Dhivehi Dhivehiscript.svg
National fruit Coconut (Kurumba) Coconut drink.jpg
National dress (Female) Dhivehi Libaas
National dress (Male) Maldivian Sarong Sarungan.jpg
National bird pigeon (Kotharu) Pigeon.jpg