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Learn more about Maldives.
Flag of Maldives Maldives
Population: 339,330 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Male
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An Introduction to Maldives
The Maldives were long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. They became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

Maldives map

Map of Maldives ( Location ) : 3 15 N, 73 00 E, Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India. For additional reports and educational information specific to Maldives, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Maldivian Flag
Red with a large green rectangle in the center bearing a vertical white crescent; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Maldives.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.86%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 62.41 yrs - Male
    • 65.01 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 28,700 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 10,000 (1999)

Radios:
    • 35,000 (1999)

Internet Code:
    • .mv

Did you know ... People from Maldives are called Maldivians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook