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Republic of Maldives
  • ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (Maldivian)
    Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya
Anthem: Qaumii salaam
National Salute
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
Location of Maldives
Capital
and largest city
Malé
Official languagesMaldivian (Dhivehi)
Ethnic groups(2011)≈100% Maldiviansa[1][2][3]
ReligionIslam
DemonymMaldivian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Abdulla Yameen
Abdulla Jihad[4]
• Speaker
Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed[5]
Abdullah Saeed[6]
LegislaturePeople's Majlis
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
26 July 1965
7 August 2008
Area
• Total
298[7] km2 (115 sq mi) (206th)
• Water (%)
0
Population
• July 2015 estimate
393,253[8] (175th)
• 2014 census
341,356[9]
• Density
1,102.5/km2 (2,855.5/sq mi) (11th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$5.853 billion[10] (162nd)
• Per capita
$16,275[10] (69th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.578 billion[10]
• Per capita
$9,948[10]
Gini (2005–2013)37.4[11]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.706[12]
high · 103rd
CurrencyMaldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zoneMaldives Time(UTC+5)
Date formatdd/mm/yy
Drives on theleft
Calling code+960
ISO 3166 codeMV
Internet TLD.mv
  1. Excluding foreign nationals.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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