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Maldives's Information

Flag of Maldives
Land Area 298 km2
Total Area 298km2 (#186)
Population 392,960 (#175)
Population Density 1,318.66/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $5.41 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,300
Currency Rufiyaa (MVR)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Laila Ali Abdulla former first lady
  • Azneem Ahmed sprinter
  • Hussain Rasheed Ahmed Maldivian Sunni Islamic scholar
  • Mohamed Jameel Ahmed lawyer
  • Ahmed Thasmeen Ali philanthropist
  • Saleem Ali politician
  • Visam Ali politician
  • Zero Degree Atoll music group
  • Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam former ruler, captain, environmentalist, military strategist
  • Mohammed Waheed Deen vice president
  • Hassan Farid Didi Maldivian royal, statesman
  • Ibrahim Muhammad Didi former vice president
  • Mohamed Amin Didi former president
  • Muhammad Jameel Didi politician, poet, writer
F - H
  • Ahmed Faiz chief justice
  • Aminath Faiza Maldivian Dhivehi language poet, author
  • Ahmed Faseeh guitarist
  • Maumoon Abdul Gayoom former president
  • Abdulla Hameed politician
  • Abdul Rasheed Hussain politician
  • Ilham Hussain former first lady
  • Mohamed Zahir Hussain politician
  • Abbas Ibrahim politician
  • Ilyas Hussain Ibrahim political writer
  • Mohamed Jaisham Ibrahim Boy Scout who saved President Gayoom from assassination
  • Nasrenna Ibrahim former first lady
  • Qasim Ibrahim politician
  • Ustaz Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim former chief justice
  • Afa Ismail sprinter
  • Ibrahim Ismail politician
J - M
  • Moosa Ali Jaleel defense forces chief
  • Fathulla Jameel politician
  • Amina Kabafa'anu princess regent
  • Mariyam Kaba'afa'anu Rani Kilege sultan consort
  • Ibrahim Nasir Rannabandeyri Kilegefan former president
  • Koimala former king
  • Imad Latheef journalist, columnist, commentator
  • Jennifer Latheef journalist, photographer
  • Mohamed Latheef ambassador
  • Mohamed Waheed Hussain Manik former vice president, president
  • Moosa Manik football player, football coach
M- N
  • Reeko Moosa Manik politician, actor
  • Ahmed Marzooq member Maldives Olympic committee
  • Dunya Maumoon politician
  • Ahmed Mohamed vice chief of defense frices
  • Naseema Mohamed former first lady
  • Ahmed Shafeeq Ibrahim Moosa politician
  • Mohamed Munawar lawyer, former attorney general
  • Saikuraa Ibrahim Naeem writer, poet
  • Mohamed Nasheed marine scientist, politician, former president
  • Mohamed Nazim politician
S - R
  • Ismail Khilath Rasheed blogger
  • Mohamed Ajfan Rasheed badminton player
  • Abdulla Saeed former chief justice
  • Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed diplomat
  • Hassan Saeed lawyer, former attorney general
  • Sultan Saeed athlete
  • Husain Salaahuddin writer, poet, essayist, scholar
  • Ahmed Shaheed politician
  • Abdulla Shamaal brigadier general
  • Qazi Mohamed Shamsuddin former chief justice
  • Ali Shareef athlete
  • Ibrahim Shihab writer, poet, essayist, statesman
  • Ahmed Shiyam chief of defense force
  • Bodufenvalhuge Sidi intellectual, writer
T - Z
  • Mohamed bin Hajj Ali Thukkala former chief justice
  • Hassan Ugail mathematician, computer scientist
  • Naushad Waheed cartoonist, painter
  • Mohamed Zahir former chief of defense force
  • Ibrahim Hussein Zaki politician
  • Mohamed Zaki politician, ambassador

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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