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About Maldives in detail
Where is Maldives?
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 of Maldives?
The capital city of Maldives is: Male.
What is the time in Male?
It is 10 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Male is: UTC+5.
What is the Internet code for Maldives?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Maldives is: .mv
What is the size of 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 the territory of Maldives is about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Maldives, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Maldives?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Maldives is covered by water (see below), and this includes 644 km coastline.
What is the climate like in 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 typical geographical details of Maldives include flat, with white sandy beaches.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Maldives is smallest Asian country; 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 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 population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 45.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Maldives is concentrated in MALE (capital) 156,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Maldives
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs.
Spoken languages in Maldives
The spoken languages in Maldives are the following: Dhivehi (official language, dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government official languages).
What are the most important religions in 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 the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Maldives the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Maldives, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Maldives are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 13.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Maldives
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; 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 tourist arrivals from China declined. However, the slowdown is expected to rIn July 2015, Maldives’ Parliament passed a constitutional amendment legalizing foreign ownership of land; 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 bDiversifying 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. Over the longer term Maldivi.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Maldives is $3.27 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Maldives is 3% (2016 estimate) 1.5% (2015 estimate) 6.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally 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 case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Maldives produces?
The main agricultural products of Maldives are coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important 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 Maldives
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.5% of population, rural: 97.9% of population, total: 98.6% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.5% of population, rural: 2.1% of population, total: 1.4% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Maldives
In Maldives the average number of childbirth is 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Maldives
The average age of the population is total: 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 Maldives it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming 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, residency requirement for naturalization: unknown.
Is Maldives a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Maldives
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Maldives density of the hospital beds is 4.3 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Maldives the N/A.
However, the 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 as a result of the disease.
In Maldives the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Maldives is 7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Maldives? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Maldives are tsunamis; low elevation of islands makes them sensitive to sea level rise.
More interesting facts about Maldives
A few words about the past, as every country and society its 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 a process of 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, which was 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 a number of 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, a Commission of National Inquiry was set by the government 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 further investigate alleged police misconduct during the crisis. 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 in other international forums, as well as in encouraging regional cooperation, especially between India and Pakistan..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that 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 related to 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 the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Maldives: coconut palm, yellowfin tuna; national colors: red, green, white.
Constitution of Maldives
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
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 times the legal system of a country is in 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 where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Maldives is 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. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven 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 simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 22 March 2014 (next to be held in 2019)election results: percent of vote - MDP 40.8%, MDP 27.7%, JP 13.6%, MDA 4.0%, AP 2.7% other 0.3%, independent 10.9%; seats by party - PPM 33, MDP 26, JP 15, MDA 5, AP 1, independent 5.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Maldives
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In 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 Maldives is 11.6% (2013 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Maldives, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.2% highhest 10%: 33.3% (FY09/10).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is 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 if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In 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 poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Maldives the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.2% highhest 10%: 33.3% (FY09/10).
About the budget and central governments debt of Maldives
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Maldives 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 .
The fiscal year in Maldives is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Maldives
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; 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
Maldives, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Maldives 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 Maldives
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Maldives, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 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 Maldives; telephone services have improved; inter-atoll communication through microwave links; all inhabited islands and resorts are connected with telephone and fax servicedomestic: each island now has at least 1 public telephone, and there are mobile-cellular networks with a rapidly expanding subscribership that has reached over 180 per 100 personsinternational: 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 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 in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Maldives: 9 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Maldives: total: 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 Maldives: N/A.
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Facts about Maldives
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Maldives, conventional short form: Maldives, local long form: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa, local short form: 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".
|Abbrevation: Maldives||Geographic coordinates:
3 15 N, 73 00 E
|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 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 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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