The flag of Malta features two vertical bands of white and red with the George Cross in the upper left corner. The white and red colors date back to the 13th century. The knights of the Order of Saint John, who ruled the country, are associated with them.

King George VI awarded Malta the George Cross in 1942. It symbolizes the bravery of the Maltese people during World War II. The flag embodies the country’s rich history, resilience, and independence. Its design represents the nation’s enduring spirit, unity, and commitment to freedom and sovereignty. It is a proud symbol of Maltese identity and heritage.