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Official Name:Republic of Maldives
Commonly Name:The Maldives
Location: Indian Ocean
Area:90,000 km ( of which about 10% is only land)
Number of islands: 1190 (approx.)
Population:270,101 (census 2000)
Capital: Male'
Major Industries:Tourism, Fishing and Shipping
Major Exports: Tuna and Reef fish
Major Imports: Consumer goods, capital goods and petroleum
National Symbols:The National Emblem
The National Emblem comprises a Coconut Palm, a Crescent and Star, two National Flags and the traditional Title of the State.

The National Flag
The National Flag comprises a green rectangle with a red border and a white Crescent in the centre.
National Tree:Coconut Palm
National FlowerThe pink rose
Official Language: Dhivehi
Second Language:English
Religion:Islam (100% Sunni Muslim)
Government:Democratic
Justice System:The constitution of The Maldives which is based on Islamic Sharia
Head of State:President Mohamd Nasheed
Head of Government:President Mohamed Nasheed
Independence day:26th July
Republic day:11th November
Time difference: +5hrs GMT
Currency: Rufiyaa (Notes) and Laari (Coins)
Exchange rate:MRF 12.:85 per US$
Official Weekly Holidays: Friday and Saturday
Business Hours:Government offices: 0730 - 1430

Banks: 0800 - 1330
Airports: International: 1 (Male' International Airport, located in the island of Hulhule)

Domestic: 4
Seaports:1
Climate:Tropical
Average Temperatures:30.7 degrees Celsius (Max)
25.7 degrees Celsius (Min)
Average Rainfall:1868.9 mm
Electricity: 240 Volts, 50 Hz
Television Channels:2 (TVM and TVM Plus, in Male')
Radio Stations:2 (broadcasting on 1449 kHz MW and 104 MHz FM)

 
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