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Republic o Maldives
ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (Dhivehi)
Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya
Banner o Maldives
Banner
Emblem o Maldives
Emblem
Anthem: Qaumii salaam
Naitional Salute
Location o Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location o Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location o Maldives
Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Malé
Offeecial leids Maldivian (Dhivehi)
Ethnic groups (2011) ≈100% Maldiviansa[1][2][3]
Releegion 98.4% Islam
Demonym Maldivian
Govrenment Unitar presidential constitutional republic
• Preses
Abdulla Yameen
Abdulla Jihad[4]
• Speaker
Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed[5]
Abdullah Saeed[6]
Legislatur People's Majlis
Unthirldom
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
26 Julie 1965
7 August 2008
Aurie
• Tot
298[7] km2 (115 sq mi) (187t)
• Watter (%)
0
Population
• 2016 estimate
427,756[8] (175t)
• 2014 census
341,356[9]
• Density
1,102.5/km2 (2,855.5/sq mi) (11t)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$5.853 billion[10] (162nd)
• Per capita
$16,275[10] (69t)
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$3.578 billion[10]
• Per capita
$9,948[10]
Gini (2005–2013) 37.4[11]
medium
HDI (2014) Increase 0.706[12]
heich · 103rd
Siller Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zone Maldives Time (UTC+5)
Date format dd/mm/yy
Drives on the caur
Cawin code +960
ISO 3166 code MV
Internet TLD .mv
  1. Excludin foreign naitionals.

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, which are in reality the tops o a vast unnersea submarine muntain range, in the Indian Ocean an the Arabian Sea.[13] 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.[14] The Republic o Maldives's caipital an lairgest ceety 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 an aa ane o the Administrative diveesions o the Maldives. Tradeetionally it wis the Keeng'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 aurie. Wi an average grund level o 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) abuin sea level, it is the lawest kintra on the planet.[15] It is an aa the kintra wi the lawest heichest point in the warld, at .3 metres (7 ft 7 in).[15]

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  2. Maloney, Clarence. "Maldives People". International Institute for Asian Studies. Retrieved 22 Juin 2008. 
  3. "Maldives Enthongraphy". Maldives-ethnography.com. Archived from the original on 16 Januar 2013. Retrieved 30 Juin 2010. 
  4. "The President's Office – His Excellency Abdulla Jihad sworn in as Vice President". www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv. Retrieved 22 Juin 2016. 
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  6. "Supreme Court of the Maldives". supremecourt.gov.mv. 
  7. "FIELD LISTING :: AREA". CIA World Factbook. CIA World Factbook. Retrieved 27 Januar 2016. 
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  11. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 17. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  12. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 13. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  13. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0125.html
  14. "Lets learn more about Maldives Island". Smartmaldives.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 Henley, Jon (11 November 2008). "The last days of paradise". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 12 Mey 2010.