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Maldives Facts

  • Name: Maldives
    (long form) Republic of the Maldives
  • Capital City: Malè (103,693 pop.)
  • Maldives Population: 393,988 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Rufiyaa (MVR)
    (conversion rates)

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    5 Rufiyaa
  • Ethnicity: South Indian, Sinhalese, Arab
  • GDP total: $1.537 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $8,700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Dhivehi (official) (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Malè, Hithadhoo, Kulhudhuffushi, Thinadhoo, Naifaru, Dhidhdhoo
  • Name: A derivative from the Arabic word mahal, meaning "Palace Islands," as the island of Malè was home to the palace of the islands' Sultan.
  • National Day: July 26
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim
  • Symbols

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