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Suvadiva (Maldives)

United Suvadivian Republic

Last modified: 2005-01-22 by ivan sache
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Description of the flag

Suvadivaby Mark Sensen

From Barraclough's Flags of the World [bcr81]:

Whilst the British were in occupation of Gan the people of Addu and the southern group of islands formed the United Suvadivian Republic with a flag of its own, in opposition to the Maldives government. The flag was horizontally blue, green and red, with a crescent and star over all in the centre and a star in the upper hoist and lower fly, all in white. The breakaway state was suppressed in late 1963.

I don't know if the dimensions are right in this image.

Mark Sensen, 23 July 1996

Variant of the flag

Suvadiva variantby Ivan Sache

Source: Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart [eba94], #146, with the following caption:

Early 1960s
South Maldives Islands

The positions of the stars are lower hoist - center - upper fly, thus forming an ascending line.

Harald Müeller, 27 July 1996