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Where is Maldives?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Maldives covers 298 square kilometers of land, making it the 214th largest nation in terms of land area.

Maldives became an independent state in 1965, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Maldives is 394,451 (2012) and the nation has a density of 1324 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Maldives is the Rufiyaa (MVR). As well, the people of Maldives are refered to as Maldivian.

The dialing code for the country is 960 and the top level internet domain for Maldivian sites is .mv.

Maldives does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Maldives section.

Quick facts

Population 394,451
Density 1,323.7 / km2 ( 3,428.3 / mi2 )
Language Dhivehi
Independence Year 1965
Capital Male (Maale)
Currency Rufiyaa
GDP 3,032,239,478 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 7,687 (2014 data)
Land Area 298 km2 (115 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 73.080
Maximum Longitude 73.580
Mininum Latitude -0.700
Maximum Latitude 6.930

What is the capital of Maldives?

map showing the location of Maldives
Location of Male on a map.

Male is the capital city of Maldives. It has a population of 103,693, and is located on a latitue of 4.17 and longitude of 73.51.

Male is also the political center of Maldives, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Male, the Capital Of Maldives

City Male
Country Maldives
Population 103,693
Longitude 73.50888000
Latitude 4.17480000
Elevation 8 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.