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Flag of Malta
two equal vertical bands of white and red
two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red; according to legend, the colors are taken from the red and white checkered banner of Count Roger of Sicily who removed a bi-colored corner and granted it to Malta in 1091; an uncontested explanation is that the colors are those of the Knights of Saint John who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798; in 1942, King George VI of the UK awarded the George Cross to the islanders for their exceptional bravery and gallantry in World War II; since independence in 1964, the George Cross bordered in red has appeared directly on the white field
The Maltese flag is the flag of the country named Malta, officially the The Republic of Malta, is a country in Europe, with an area of 316 square kilometers and a population of around 514,564. Its gdp is $14,786.16 Millions(2019). The capital of Malta is Valletta, and the official currency is Euro(EUR).
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