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About the Maldives in detail
Where is the Maldives?
The Maldives, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 4 10 N 73 30 E otherwise in Asia, in Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India.
What is the capital city of Maldives?
The capital city of the Maldives is Malé.
What is the time in Male?
It is 10 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; the timezone of Male is UTC+5.
What is the Internet code for the Maldives?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for the Maldives is: .mv
What is the size of the Maldives?
The territory of Maldives is total: 298 sq km; land: 298 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of Maldives’ territory is about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover the Maldives, we can cover 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Maldives?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Maldives is covered by water (see below), and this includes 644 km coastline.
What is the climate like in the Maldives?
The climate of Maldives is tropical: hot, humid: dry, northeast monsoon (November to March): rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August).
Geographical data of Maldives
The elevation of Maldives; mean elevation: 1.8 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: unnamed location on Viligili in the Addu Atholhu 2.4 m.
The specific geographical details of Maldives include flat, with white sandy beaches.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Maldives is the smallest Asian country; an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts); strategic location astride and along major sea lanes in the Indian Ocean.
Resources and land use of Maldives
The country’s main mined products are fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 23.3%; arable land 10%; permanent crops 10%; permanent pasture 3.3%; forest: 3%; other: 73.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Maldives
The number of inhabitants of Maldives is 392,960 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 45.5% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in the Maldives is concentrated in MALE (capital) 156,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in the Maldives
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs.
Spoken languages in the Maldives
The spoken languages in the Maldives are the following: Dhivehi (official language, a dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government official languages).
What are the most important religions in the Maldives?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Sunni Muslim (official).
Further population data of Maldives
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 21.21% (male 42,513 / female 40,824) 15-24 years: 21.29% (male 48,319 / female 35,360) 25-54 years: 47.63% (male 107,152 / female 80,031) 55-64 years: 5.48% (male 10,749 / female 10,799) 65 years and over: 4.38% (male 8,012 / female 9,201) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Maldives is -0.07% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth and the death rate. In Maldives the birth rate is 16 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In the Maldives, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Maldives, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in the Maldives are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is 13.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Maldives
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; the Maldives has rapidly grown into a middle-income country, driven by tourism development. In 2015, the economy’s growth slowed to 4.8%, mainly due to lower tourism sector growth as China’s tourist arrivals declined. However, a slowdown is expected; Maldives’ Parliament passed a constitutional amendment legalizing foreign ownership of land in 2015; foreign land-buyers must reclaim at least 70% of the desired land from the ocean and invest at least $1 billion in a construction project approved. Diversifying the economy beyond tourism and fishing, reforming public finance, increasing employment opportunities, and combating corruption, cronyism, and a growing drug problem are near-term challenges facing the government.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in the Maldives is $3.27 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in the Maldives is 3% (2016 estimate), 1.5% (2015 estimate) 6.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Maldives this is $15,300 (2016 estimate) $15,100 (2015 estimate) $15,100 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products the Maldives produces?
The main agricultural products of Maldives are coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes, fish.
The essential segments are tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral, and sand mining. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral, and sand mining.
Drinking water source in the Maldives
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.5% of the population, rural: 97.9% of the population, total: 98.6% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0.5% of the population, rural: 2.1% of the population, total: 1.4% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in the Maldives
In the Maldives, the average delivery number is 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in the Maldives
The population’s average age is 27.8 years; male: 27.8 years, female: 27.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in the Maldives; it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Maldives is -12.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Maldives. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, the residency requirement for naturalization: unknown.
Is the Maldives a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in the Maldives
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In the Maldives, the hospital beds’ density is 4.3 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in the Maldives: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In the Maldives, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in the Maldives is 7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in the Maldives? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in the Maldives are tsunamis; the low elevation of islands makes them sensitive to sea-level rise.
More interesting facts about the Maldives
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; A sultanate since the 12th century, the Maldives became a British protectorate in 1887. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated the islands’ political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums. Following political demonstrations in the capital Male in August 2003, the president and his government pledged to embark upon liberalization and democratic reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress was sluggish, however, and many promised reforms were slow to be realized. Nonetheless, political parties were legalized in 2005. In June 2008, a constituent assembly – termed the “Special Majlis” – finalized a new constitution ratified by the president in August. The first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system were held in October 2008. GAYOOM was defeated in a runoff poll by Mohamed NASHEED, a political activist who had been jailed several years earlier by the former regime. President NASHEED faced several challenges, including strengthening democracy and combating poverty and drug abuse.
In early February 2012, after several weeks of street protests following his sacking of a top judge, NASHEED resigned the presidency and handed over power to Vice President Mohammed WAHEED Hassan Maniku. In mid-2012, the government set a Commission of National Inquiry to probe events leading up to NASHEED’s resignation. Though the commission found no evidence of a coup, the report recommended the need to strengthen the country’s democratic institutions to avert similar events in the future and to investigate alleged police misconduct during the crisis further. Maldivian officials have played a prominent role in international climate change discussions (due to the islands’ vulnerability to rising sea-level) on the UN Human Rights Council and other international forums and encouraging regional cooperation, especially between India and Pakistan.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Maldives: 26 July 1965 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Maldives
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; red with a large green rectangle in the center bearing a vertical white crescent moon; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag; red recalls those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of their country, the green rectangle represents peace and prosperity, and the white crescent signifies Islam.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Maldives: coconut palm, yellowfin tuna; national colors: red, green, white.
Constitution of Maldives
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Maldives?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Maldives is an Islamic religious legal system with English common law influences, primarily in commercial matters.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Maldives, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament or People’s Majlis (85 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by a simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in the Maldives
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In the Maldives, the labor force is 195,100 (2014). Please bear in mind that the population in Maldives is total: 22.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 25.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 20.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in the Maldives is 11.6% (2013 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In the Maldives, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.2% highest 10%: 33.3% (FY09/10).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In the Maldives, the GINI index is .37,4 (2004 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
The poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 1.2% highest 10%: 33.3% (FY09/10) in the Maldives.
About the budget and central governments debt of Maldives
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Maldives’ budget is; revenues: $960 million, expenditures: $1.156 billion (2014 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 29.4% of GDP (2014 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in the Maldives is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in the Maldives
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate), 1.4% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10.5% (31 December 2012 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Maldives
The Maldives, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The Maldives’ export value is $300.9 million (2014 estimate), $331 million (2013 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fish.
The most important imported products are petroleum products, clothing, intermediate and capital goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: UAE 18.4%, Singapore 13.8%, China 10.6%, India 10.4%, Malaysia 7%, Sri Lanka 5.6%, Thailand 5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in the Maldives
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. In the Maldives, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Maldives, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about the Maldives; telephone services have improved; inter-atoll communication through microwave links; all inhabited islands and resorts are connected with telephone and fax service. Domestic: each island now has at least one public telephone, and there are mobile-cellular networks with a rapidly expanding subscribership that has reached over 180 per 100 persons. International: country code – 960; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); satellite earth station – 3 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in the Maldives
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in the Maldives: 9 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in the Maldives: 88 km, paved roads: 88 km – 60 km in Male; 14 km on Addu Atolis; 14 km on Laamu. Note: island roads are mainly compacted coral (2013).
The total length of the waterways in the Maldives: N/A.
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Facts & data about Maldives
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Republic of Maldives, traditional short form: the Maldives, local long form: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa, local short state: Dhivehi Raajje, etymology: archipelago apparently named after the main island (and capital) of Male; the word “Maldives” means “the islands (dives) of Male”; alternatively, the name may derive from the Sanskrit word “maladvipa” meaning “garland of islands”; Dhivehi Raajje in Maldivian means “Kingdom of the Dhivehi people.”
|Abbreviation: Maldives||Geographic coordinates:
3 15 N, 73 00 E
|Country Location: Asia|
|Capital of Maldives: Male||GPS of the Capital:
4 10 N 73 30 E
|Position: Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India|
|Land area: total: 298 sq km; land: 298 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: flat, with white sandy beaches
||Area comparative: about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 392,960 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.07% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.37 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.34 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.89 male(s) / female, total population: 1.23 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $300.9 million (2014 estimate), $331 million (2013 estimate)||Imports: $1.993 billion (2014 estimate), $1.733 billion (2013 estimate)||Import partners: UAE 18.4%, Singapore 13.8%, China 10.6%, India 10.4%, Malaysia 7%, Sri Lanka 5.6%, Thailand 5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 45.5% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MALE (capital) 156,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 27.8 years; male: 27.8 years, female: 27.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 214,000. Percent of the population: 54.5% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 21,911. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 740,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 188 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11.6% (2013 estimate)||Nationality: Maldivian(s) adjective: Maldivian||National holidays: Independence Day, 26 July (1965)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.6 years. Male: 73.3 years, female: 78 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 16 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.3%; male: 99.8%, female: 98.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: Islamic religious legal system with English common law influences, primarily in commercial matters||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral and sand mining||Industrial production growth rate: 14% (2012 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) 6.5% (2014 estimate)|
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