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Maldives

Official English Name: Republic of the Maldives

Official Local Name(s): ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ

Common English Name: Maldives

Capital: Male

REGION
Southern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Indian Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
298 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
644 km
CLIMATE
Tropical monsoon
TERRAIN
Flat
HIGHEST POINT
Unnamed location on Viligili in the Addu Atholhu (2.4 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Fish
NATURAL DISASTERS
Tsunamis
DEMONYM
Maldivian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Maldivian (97.03%)
Indian Dravidan (0.95%)
Sinhalese (0.51%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Dhivehi
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (98.0%)
Hindu (1.0%)
Buddhist (0.7%)
Christian (0.2%)
POPULATION
392,960
LARGEST CITY
Malé (133,412)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Abdulla Yameen
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
7 Provinces
1 Municipality
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
26 July 1965 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Coconut palm
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Gaumee Salaam
GDP PER CAPITA
$14,900 (USD)
CURRENCY
Rf (Rufiyaa)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Rf15.34
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.mv
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+960

The culture is heavily derived from South Indian and Sri Lankan origins.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mv.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MV (Ethnic and religious data)

http://statisticsmaldives.gov.mv/nbs/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/PP9.xls (Population of Malé)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 12 November 2016