Asia

Maldives profile - Key facts

  • 17 March 2015
  • From the section Asia
Image caption The Maldives is Asia's smallest country by area and by population, and is vulnerable to a rise in sea level
  • Full name: Republic of Maldives
  • Population: 324,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Male
  • Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles)
  • Major language: Divehi
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 rufiyaa = 100 laari
  • Main exports: Fish
  • GNI per capita: US $5,600 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .mv
  • International dialling code: +960