Where is Maldives?

Located in Southern Asia, Maldives is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

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. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is unnamed location on Viligili in the Addu Atholhu which is 2m above tall.

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 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.

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.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017