|Time zone:||GMT +5 (Maldives standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
€1 = Rf17.47, $1 = Rf15.66, £1 = Rf0.00
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.mv||International Dialling Code: 960|
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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
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 World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||No Data||-|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||134/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||110/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||No Data||-|
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)