Where is Maldives?

Located in Southern Asia, Maldives is an island nation. It has a 644.00 km coastline.

Malé, previously known as Mahal, is the capital city of the Maldives. It is notable for being one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The city is a popular tourist attraction as it functions as a hub within the Maldives, which is a popular destination for luxury travel. Male experiences a consistent temperature year-round. The city has a population of 133,412.

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Maldives is an Asian country covering 298.00 km2. This makes it the 9th smallest country in the world and about 9 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 3 15 N, 73 00 E and Male is the capital city.

The archipelago is said to be named after the main island of Male.

Its ISO code is MV.

Geography

Maldives has a mean elevation of 2 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate with northeast monsoons from November to March and southwest monsoons from June to August. its terrain is flat, with white sandy beaches.

Population

Maldives has a population of 392,960 making it the 175th largest in the world.

Divehi is the official language; English is also widely spoken, particularly by government officials. The major ethnic groups are South Indians, Sinhalese, and Arabs. The official state religion is Sunni Muslim.

The primary language of the Maldives is Dhivehi. Elu is a language indigenous to the Maldives. Elu is a relative of Singhalese, and in fact predates Singhalese, and also shares many traits with other languages, especially Arabic. Elu eventually evolved into Dhivehi.

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The dialing code for the country is 960.

Government

Maldives is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965. Its constitution was last ratified in 2008.

The Maldives is ruled by a president who doubles up as the head of government and head of state. The main legislation providing for the government framework is the Maldivian Constitution which provides for three branches of government: the executive, the judiciary and the legislature.

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Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Maldives's GDP is $5,407,000,000.00 (USD) with $15,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 169th largest economy and its citizens the 100th richest in the world. The currency of Maldives is the Rufiyaa (MVR).

Its major export partners are Thailand, France, and Germany. Its main export is fish. Its major import partners are the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and China. Its major imports include petroleum products, clothing, intermediate and capital goods.

Flag

?The flag of Maldives is made up of three colors: red, green, and white. The color red occupies the largest portion of the flag. The red color encloses a green rectangle at the center of the flag. At the middle of the green rectangle is a white upright crescent shape. Red symbolizes the daring heroes of the nation who have demonstrated willingness to defend their country by shedding blood. Green on the flag represents prosperity, life, and peace. Green is also the traditional color of Islam, which is the national religion of the Maldives. The presence of palm trees in the Maldives is also represented by the color green.

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This page was last modified on February 6th, 2018