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Capital: Malé
ISO code: MDV
Continent: Asia
Population: approx 350,000
Official language: Dhivehi
Dialing Code: +960
Internet Country Code: .mv

Introduction - Brief History
The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Since 1978, President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM - currently in his sixth term in office - has dominated the islands' political scene. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government have pledged to embark upon democratic reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

Business
Maldives Business Resources

Government
Maldives Government

Hotels

Languages Spoken
:  Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials

Religion: Sunni Muslim


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Maldives is located in Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India.
Lowest Point: Indian Ocean 0 m 
Highest Point: Wilingili island in the Addu Atoll 2.4 m

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