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Republic o Maldives

ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (Dhivehi)
Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya
Banner o Maldives
Emblem o Maldives
AnthemQaumii salaam
Naitional Salute
Location o Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location o Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location o Maldives
and largest city
Offeecial leidsMaldivian (Dhivehi)
Ethnic groups
≈100% Maldiviansa[1][2][3]
98.4% Islam
GovrenmentUnitar presidential constitutional republic
• Preses
Mohamed Muizzu
Hussain Mohamed Latheef
• Speaker
Mohamed Aslam
Ahmed Muthasim Adnan
LegislaturPeople's Majlis
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
26 Julie 1965
7 August 2008
• Total
298[4] km2 (115 sq mi) (187t)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
427,756[5] (175t)
• 2014 census
• Density
1,102.5/km2 (2,855.5/sq mi) (11t)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$5.853 billion[7] (162nd)
• Per capita
$16,275[7] (69t)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Tot
$3.578 billion[7]
• Per capita
Gini (2005–2013)37.4[8]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.706[9]
heich · 103rd
CurrencyMaldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zoneUTC+5 (Maldives Time)
Date formatdd/mm/yy
Drivin sidecaur
Cawin code+960
ISO 3166 codeMV
  1. Excludin foreign naitionals.
Territorial Organization

The Maldives (/ˈmɒldaɪvz/ ( listen) or /ˈmɒldiːvz/), (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ , Dhivehi Raa'je), offeecially Republic o Maldives, is an island naition in the Indian Ocean formed bi a double chain o twintie-sax atolls stretchin in a north-sooth direction aff Indie's Lakshadweep islands, atween Minicoy Island an Chagos Archipelago. It staunds in the Laccadive Sea, aboot seiven hunder kilometres (435 mi) sooth-wast o Sri Lanka an (250 mi) sooth-wast o Indie.

This chain o islands is the centrally locatit archipelago amang the Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos group o islands, that are actual the taps o a vast unnersea submarine muntain range, in the Indian Ocean an the Arabian Sea.[10] The atolls o the Maldives encompass a territory spread ower roughly 90,000 square kilometres, makin it ane o the maist dispersed kintras in the warld in geographic terms. It features 1,192 islets, o which twa hunder are inhabitit.[11] The Republic o Maldives's caipital an maistmuckle is Malé, wi a population o 103,693 (2006). It is locatit at the soothren edge o North Malé Atoll, in the Kaafu Atoll. It is ane o the Administrative diveesions o the Maldives. Traditionally it wis the King's Island, frae whaur the auncient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled an whaur the palace wis locatit.

The Maldives are the smawest Asian kintra in baith population an land area. Wi an average grund level o 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) abuin sea level, it is the lawest kintra on the planet.[12] It is the kintra wi the lawest heichest point in the warld an aa, at .3 metres (7 ft 7 in).[12]

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  2. Maloney, Clarence. "Maldives People". International Institute for Asian Studies. Archived frae the original on 29 Januar 2002. Retrieved 22 Juin 2008.
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  4. "FIELD LISTING :: AREA". CIA World Factbook. CIA World Factbook. Archived frae the original on 31 Januar 2014. Retrieved 27 Januar 2016.
  5. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
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  8. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 17. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  9. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 13. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  11. "Lets learn more about Maldives Island". Archived frae the original on 22 Januar 2009. Retrieved 30 Juin 2010.
  12. a b Henley, Jon (11 November 2008). "The last days of paradise". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 12 Mey 2010.