Facts and stats about Maldives


Population. Ranked 176th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 77th in 2012.

Largest city Male - 62,973
Capital city Male - 62,973
Monetary unit rufiyaa
Alternative names Republic of Maldives, Maldives, Dhivehi Raajje, maldives republic, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa
Groups Densely populated countries, Former British colonies, Hot countries, Island countries, Muslim countries, South and Central Asia, Tourist destinations, World

Interesting observations about Maldives

  • Maldives ranked first for age structure > 15-24 years amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Maldives ranked first for primary education, duration > years amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Maldives ranked #5 for sex ratio > total population globally in 2013.
  • Maldives ranked second for population density > people per sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • Maldives ranked first for infant mortality rate > total amongst Tourist destinations in 2011.
  • Maldives ranked last for population amongst South and Central Asia in 2013.
  • Maldives ranked second for sex ratio > 15-64 years amongst Densely populated countries in 2012.
  • Maldives has had the highest marriage, divorce and children > total divorces per thousand people since 1975.