flag Maldives Maldives: Statistical Overview

Capital: Malé


Total Population: 523,787
Natural Increase: 0.4%
Density: 1,738 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 41.5%
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: Presidential 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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,8881,8382,5733,5163,497
Exports of Goods (million USD) 361286285400421
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,3377401,0921,589n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,3811,5293,6994,696n/a

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


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