flag Maldives Maldives: Statistical Overview

Capital: Malé


Total Population: 521,457
Natural Increase: 1.4%
Density: 1,715 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 41.1%
Ethnic Origins: The country is comprised of South Indians, Sinhalese and Arabs. The largest ethnic group is the Dhivehis, native to the region of the Maldive Islands. In addition to the 84% Maldivian nationals, 16% of the population are foreign nationals (mainly Bangleshi, Indian and Sri Lankan). (National Statistics Office)
Official Language: Dhivehi
Other Languages Spoken: English
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslims (Sunni).
Literacy Rate: 96.3%

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National Currency: Maldives Rufiyaa (MVR)

Country Overview

Area: 300 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic. 
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Tourism and fishing are the dominant sectors; high risk of natural disasters.
HDI*: 0.706/1
HDI (World Rank): 104/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from The Maldives, dial 00
To call The Maldives, dial +960
Internet Suffix: .mv
Telephone Lines: 7.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 38.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,3602,9602,8881,8392,574
Exports of Goods (million USD) 318339361286285
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,2791,3281,3267071,109
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,9643,2373,3731,5133,665

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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