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Republic of Maldives
ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ
Dhivehi Raajjeyge 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]
ReligionIslam
DemonymMaldivian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 - PresidentAbdulla Yameen
 - Vice PresidentMohamed Jameel Ahmed
 - SpeakerAbdulla Maseeh Mohamed[4]
 - Chief JusticeAbdullah Saeed[5]
LegislaturePeople's Majlis
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom26 July 1965 
 - Current constitution7 August 2008 
Area
 - Total298 km2 (206th)
115 sq mi
 - Water (%)≈99
Population
 - July 2013 estimate393,500[6] (175th)
 - 2014 census341,356[7]
 - Density1,102.5/km2 (11th)
2,855.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 - Total$2.841 billion[8] (162nd)
 - Per capita$8,731[8] (89th)
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 - Total$1.944 billion[8]
 - Per capita$5,973[8]
Gini (1998)62.7[9]
very high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.698[10]
medium ·103rd
CurrencyMaldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zoneMVT (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 June 30, 2015


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