Republic of Maldives is located in the south of the Asian Continent, with a population of 394,451, making it the 176th largest
national population. Its capital and largest city is
Male with a total population of 103,693. The country encompasses 298
square kilometers making it the 2
10th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean,
and the Arabian Sea.

President Mohamed W
aheed Hassan Maniku is recognized as the Chief of State and Head Of Government and, along with
Vice President Mohamed Waheed D
een, achieves that status, according to the new constitution,  by direct vote, holds that
position for five years and is eligible for a second term.. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation
of their constitution on 7 August 2008.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Maldivian Dhivehi and English. It counts among its major religion Sunni
Muslim. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 1 FM, 1 Short Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are unnamed location on Wilingili Island in the Addu Atoll, its highest point at 2.4 meters and the
Indian Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Indian Ocean, which measures 644 kilometers of
coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fish processing, tourism, shipping, boat
building, coconut processing, garments, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral and sand mining. Its official currency is the
Maldivian Rufiyaa.

Here’s something you may not know about Maldives. It is Illegal to import alcohol into Maldives.
Addu Atoll
Coral Garden
Ari Atoll on the India
Ocean- Maldives'
lowest point
Maldives kids
Male- Maldives' capital
and largest city
Manta Ray
Sunset on a resort
island
Wilingili Island-
Maldives' highest point
Resort
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MALDIVES
Updated 29 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

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an 100

less than 100
Gan on Addu Atoll- the
southernmost point of
Maldives
Hanaakuri Hibaru- A
Maldives dish of
swordfish in curry
Ihavandhippolhi Atoll-
the northernmost point
of the Maldives
Maldives students in
traditional dress
Fuvammulah- a
solitary atoll in the
center of the
Equatorial Channel
Reethi Rah on the
northern reach of the
Equatorial Channel
Kolhufushi Island on
the Laccadive Sea
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