Official English Name: Republic of the Maldives
Official Local Name(s): ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ
Common English Name: Maldives
Capital: Male

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Official Language(s)

Dhivehi
Secondary Languages: English

Resources

Fish

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Maldivian (97.03%), Indian Dravidan (0.95%), Sinhalese (0.51%)

People

Est. Population:

392,960

Demonym:

Maldivian

Religions:

Muslim (98.0%)
Hindu (1.0%)
Buddhist (0.7%)
Christian (0.2%)

Largest City:

Malé (133,412)

Geography

Region:

Southern Asia

Bodies of Water:

Indian Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

298 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

644 km

Climate

Tropical monsoon

Terrain:

Flat

Highest Point

Unnamed location on Viligili in the Addu Atholhu (2.4 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Tsunamis

Government

Type:

Republic

Head of State and Government:

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Admin. Divisions

7 Provinces
1 Municipality

Independence:

26 July 1965 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Coconut palm

Nat'l Anthem:

Gaumee Salaam

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$14,900 (USD)

Currency

Rf (Rufiyaa)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Rf (Rufiyaa)15.46

Communication

Internet Code

.mv

Telephone Code

+960

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Cultural Notes

The culture is heavily derived from South Indian and Sri Lankan origins.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mv.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MV (Ethnic and religious data)
http://statisticsmaldives.gov.mv/nbs/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/PP9.xls (Population of Malé)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 12 November 2016