Maldives Facts And Figures

The Maldives at a glance...

Maldives Facts Overview: The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence.

Full Name
Republic of Maldives

Capital City
Male

No. of Islands
1,190

Inhabited Islands
200

Resorts
91

Major Industries
Tourism & Fisheries

Area
298 sq km
115 sq miles

Population
298,968

Time Zone
GMT/UTC +5 ()

Daylight Saving Start
not in use

Daylight Saving End
not in use

Languages
Divehi (official)
Also called Maldivian Divehi.

English (other)

Religion
Muslim

Currency
Rufiyaa (Rf)

Electricity
230V 50 HzHz

Country Dialing Code
960

Working Hours:
Government: 7.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (Sun to Thu)
Private Sector: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. ((Varies) Sat to Thu)
Banks: 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (Sun to Thu)


Maldives Facts Related Information:


CIA - The World Factbook -- Maldives CIA - The World Factbook --

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