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Maldives Facts

In this article, we will provide you with Maldives fast facts. These quick facts and information about Maldives will enable you to explore the Maldives Island in a much better way.
  • Official Name: Republic of Maldives
  • Location: Indian Ocean, Southwest of Sri Lanka
  • Capital: Male'
  • Area: 90,000 km (of which only 10% is land)
  • Official Language: Dhivehi
  • Second Language: English
  • Religion: Islam (100% Sunni Muslim)
  • Time difference: +5hrs GMT
  • Currency: Rufiyaa (Notes) and Laari (Coins)
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Average Temperatures: 30.7 º Celsius (Max) & 25.7 º Celsius (Min)
  • Average Rainfall: 1868.9 mm
  • Major tourist attraction places: national museum, grand Friday mosque, Sultan park, mulee aage palace, Islamic center, fish market and beaches & coral reefs in Maldives
  • Best time to visit: December to April
  • Number of islands: 1190 (approx.)
  • Major Industries: Tourism, Fishing and Shipping
  • Major exports: dried and salted fish, coconuts, shells, tortoise shells, coir rope, and ambergris
  • Major imports: rice, flour, sugar and other consumer products
  • Electricity: 240 Volts, 50 Hz
  • Banking hours: Sunday to Thursday 8.00 am to 1.30 pm