Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Republic of Maldives
  • Local Name: Maldives Divehi Jumhuriya
  • Capital: Male
  • Language: Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials.
  • Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa Rf (MVR) = 100 laaris.
  • People: Maldivian, of Arabic descent. Indian and Sri Lankan minorities.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 62.76, Female: 65.42.
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim (100%).
  • Size (sq km): 298 (204th)
  • Population: 329,000 (176th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 1,105 (9th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 960
  • Internet Country Code: .mv
  • Time Zone: GMT +5
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 HZ.
  • Finance: Most island resorts accept credit cards and traveller's cheques.
  • Business Hours: 0730-1430 Sunday - Thursday.
  • GDP (PPP): $2.569 billion
  • GDP (PPP) per Capita: $7,675
  • Personal Safety: Safe.
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