Maldives Facts and History

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Flag of Maldives
National Flag of Maldives

Interesting facts about Maldives

  • Official Name: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa (Republic of Maldives)
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic1 with one legislative house (People’s Majlis [87])
  • President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  • Prime Minister: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  • GDP: 5.642 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Malé
  • Population: 530,953 (2019)
  • Official Languages: Dhivehi
  • Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
  • Timezone: GMT-5
  • Area: 300 km²
  • Dialing Code: +960
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Shangri-la Villingili
  • Major Rivers: N/A
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: The Republic of the Maldives share maritime borders with India, Sri Lanka and the British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom).

Map of Maldives

National Symbols of Maldives

  • National Bird: White-breasted waterhen
  • National Anthem: “Qaumee salaam”
  • National Animal: Yellowfin tuna
  • National Flower: Pinkrose
  • National Poet: Aminath Faiza
  • National Game: Bashi