Which country do the Maldives belong to?


Presidential Republic
independent since 1965


South Asia


300 km²

Local name:

Dhivehi Raajje / Maldives




The Maldives are an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The dwarf state has a total area of ​​only 300 km² and a total coastline of 644 km. This land mass is roughly 1.2 times the size of Frankfurt. This makes the Maldives the second smallest country in Asia after Macau and the 32nd smallest country in the world. With 1,770 inhabitants per km², it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. With an average height of only 2 m above sea level, it is one of the lowest-lying countries in the world.

The archipelago consists of 1,196 partially uninhabited islands. The Maldives do not have any directly bordering countries. The distance between Berlin and the capital Malé is approximately 7,670 km.

Current time in the Maldives:


May 2021

Maldives Time (MVT) applies nationwide in the Maldives. Unlike in Germany, however, there is no summer time here. So there is a time difference of 4 hours in winter. In summer, however, the time difference is 3 hours.
Sunrise + sunset
The currency in the Maldives is Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR).
1 rufiyaa is divided into 100 laari.
Status: May 19, 2021

1 euro = 18.88 rufiyaa
100 rufiyaa = 5.30 euros

The climate in the Maldives

In the Maldives, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. There is no difference between the seasons as there is in Central Europe. The length of the day hardly fluctuates and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also smaller. The average maximum daily temperatures are between 30 and 32 degrees, depending on the season. In the colder months, the temperature drops to 26 ° C in the monthly mean at night.

Average day and night temperatures


National language:


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According to the definition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Maldives is one of the developing countries due to its economic performance.

Land use

0% urban areas:0 km²
26% agriculture:79 km²
3% forests:10 km²
70% other areas:211 km²



Road network:93 km
Commercial ports:62

The main cities

cityPart of the countryResidents
Malé / capitalMaale222.000
FuvahmulahGnyaviyani Atoll11.000
HithadhooSouth Province9.930
KulhudhuffushiHaa Dhaalu Atholhu9.500
ThinadhooGaafu Dhaalu Atholhu6.380
NaifaruLhaviyani Atholhu5.040
DhidhdhooUpper North3.040
ViligiliGaafu Alifu Atholhu2.930
FunadhooShaviyani Atholhu2.900
EydhafushiBaa Atholhu2.810
MahibadhooNorth Central2.160
ManadhooNoonu atoll1.580
UgoofaaruRaa Atoll1.580
KudahuvadhooDhaalu Atholhu1.560
VeymandooThaa Atholhu1.100
MuleMeemu Atholhu1.010
FelidhooVaavu Atholhu541

Political indicators

(Based on the World Bank's "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project)

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Rule of law:


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Death penalty:exposed for over 10 years

Existing trade agreements