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Republic of Maldives
ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (Dhivehi)
Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya
Emblem of Maldives
Anthem: Qaumii salaam
National Salute
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location of Maldives
and largest city
Official languages Maldivian (Dhivehi)
Ethnic groups (2011) ≈100% Maldiviansa[1]
Demonym Maldivian
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Abdulla Yameen
Abdulla Jihad[2]
• Speaker
Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed[3]
Abdullah Saeed[4]
Legislature People's Majlis
• from the United Kingdom
26 July 1965
7 August 2008
• Total
298[5] km2 (115 sq mi) (187th)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
427,756[6] (175th)
• 2014 census
• Density
1,102.5/km2 (2,855.5/sq mi) (11th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$7.396 billion[8] (162nd)
• Per capita
$20,228[8] (69th)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$4.825 billion[8]
• Per capita
Gini (2005–2013) 37.4[9]
HDI (2014) Increase 0.706
high · 103rd
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zone Maldives Time (UTC+5)
Date format dd/mm/yy
Drives on the left
Calling code +960
ISO 3166 code MV
Internet TLD .mv
  1. Excluding foreign nationals.

The Maldives are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean. They are southwest of India. They are made up of the Maldive and Suadive archipelagos, with over 1,200 islands. These islands are a part of 26 atolls. People live on about 200 of the islands. It has more than 1126 coral reefs. It is the flattest country in the world. The highest point in the Maldives is only 2 m (7 ft) high above the level of the sea.

Malé is the capital, with a population of 150,000 people.

References[change | change source]

  1. Levinson, David (1947). Ethnic groups worldwide: a ready reference handbook. Oryx Publishers. ISBN 978-1-57356-019-1. 
  2. "The President's Office – His Excellency Abdulla Jihad sworn in as Vice President". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  3. "Eighteenth People's Majlis elects Speaker and Deputy Speaker". People's Majlis. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. 
  4. "Supreme Court of the Maldives". 
  5. "FIELD LISTING :: AREA". CIA World Factbook. CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  6. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  7. "GeoHive – Maldives Population". GeoHive. Archived from the original on 25 February 2015. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Maldives". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  9. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 17. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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