Travel Information for Maldives
Time zone:GMT +5 (Maldives standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Dhivehi
Currency: rufiyaa (MVR)

1 = Rf17.47, $1 = Rf15.66, £1 = Rf0.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.mvInternational Dialling Code:    960

For help planning your trip to Maldives including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Maldives trip planning page.

Further information on Maldives

Discover more about Maldives - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of maldives

Total area: 300 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 644 km (Indian Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Climate: Tropical climate with hot and humid conditions. There is a dry, northeast monsoon from November to March and a rainy, southwest monsoon from June to August.

Highest mountain: unnamed location on Wilingili island in the Addu Atoll (2m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Maldives from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 134/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 110/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    131/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Maldives     Status: Independent Country

Population: 393,595 (rank: 170/196)     Density: 1311.9 people/sq km (rank: 5/196)

Ethnic groups: South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs

Religions: Sunni Muslim

GDP (PPP): $3.07 billion       GDP per capita: $9,100 (rank: 100/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.