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Republic of Maldives
  • ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ
  • Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya
FlagEmblem
Anthem: Qaumii salaam
National Salute
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
Capital
and largest city
Malé
4°10′N73°30′E / 4.167°N 73.500°E / 4.167; 73.500
Official languagesMaldivian (Dhivehi)
Ethnic groups (2011)≈100% Maldiviansa[1][2][3]
ReligionSunni Islam
DemonymMaldivian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentAbdulla Yameen
 • Vice PresidentAbdulla Jihad[4]
 • SpeakerAbdulla Maseeh Mohamed[5]
 • Chief JusticeAbdullah Saeed[6]
LegislaturePeople's Majlis
Independence
 • from the United Kingdom26 July 1965 
 • Current constitution7 August 2008 
Area
 • Total298[7] km2 (206th)
115 sq mi
 • Water (%)0
Population
 • July 2015 estimate393,253[8] (175th)
 • 2014 census341,356[9]
 • Density1,102.5/km2 (11th)
2,855.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$4.935 billion[10] (162nd)
 • Per capita$13,954[10] (69th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$3.228 billion[10]
 • Per capita$9,126[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
a.Excluding foreign nationals.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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