Maldives

The Maldives are an archipelago in the with picture-perfect beaches, strikingly blue water, and luxury resorts.

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, pronounced Maa-leh, is the capital of Maldives. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region of the Maldives, which covers North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll and the islands of Kaashidhoo and Gaafaru. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the southernmost atoll in the Maldives. Hithadhoo, its capital, was the base of the short-lived United Suvadive Republic secessionist movement in 1959–1963. Photo: ╚ DD╔, CC BY 2.0.

Atoll is an administrative division of the Maldives. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

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Atoll is one of the natural atolls of the Maldives. Photo: Civvi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Atoll is an administrative division of the Maldives. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Atoll is in the Maldives. It's one of the southern atolls which is open to tourism in the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Maldives

Latitude of center
3.25° or 3° 15' north
Longitude of center
73° or 73° east
Population
329,000
Capital
Male
Area
300 km² (116 miles²)
Currency
Rufiyaa (MVR)
Phone code
960
Internet domain
.mv
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424311641
Geo­Names ID
1282028
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Imeldiwen
  • Achinese: Maladewa
  • Achinese: Maladèwa
  • Afar: Maldiv atawları
  • Afrikaans: Maledive
  • Akan: Maldives
  • Albanian: Maldivet
  • Albanian: Maldivit
  • Amharic: ማልዲቭስ
  • Arabic: Maldivas
  • Arabic: المالديف
  • Arabic: جزر المالديف
  • Arabic: جزر الملديف
  • Arabic: مالديف
  • Arabic: ملديف
  • Aragonese: Maldivas
  • Armenian: Մալդիվներ
  • Arpitan: Maldives
  • Assamese: মালদ্বীপ
  • Asturian: Maldives
  • Awadhi: मालदिभ्स
  • Azerbaijani: Maldiv
  • Azerbaijani: Maldiv adaları
  • Balinese: Maladéwa
  • Bambara: Maldivi
  • Banjar: Maladewa
  • Bashkir: Мальдив Республикаһы
  • Basque: Maldivak
  • Bavarian: Maledivn
  • Belarusian: Мальдзівы
  • Belarusian: Мальдывы
  • Belarusian: Мальдыўскія Астравы
  • Belarusian: Мальдыўскія астравы
  • Bengali: মালদ্বীপ
  • Bengali: মালদ্বীপ প্রজাতন্ত্র
  • Bhojpuri: मालदीव
  • Bishnupriya: মালদ্বীপ
  • Bosnian: Maldivi
  • Brahui: Máldíp
  • Breton: Maldivez
  • Bulgarian: Малдиви
  • Burmese: မော်လဒိုက်
  • Burmese: မော်လဒိုက်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Maldives
  • Catalan: República de les Maldives
  • Cebuano: Maldives
  • Central Bikol: Maldibas
  • Central Kurdish: مالدیڤ
  • Chavacano: Maldivas
  • Chechen: Мальдиваш
  • Chechen: Мальдиви
  • Chinese: Maldives
  • Chinese: Mǎěrdàifū
  • Chinese: 馬爾代夫
  • Chinese: 馬爾地夫
  • Chinese: 马尔代夫/馬爾地夫
  • Chinese: 马尔代夫
  • Cornish: Maldivys
  • Crimean Tatar: Maldivler
  • Croatian: Maldivi
  • Czech: Maladivy
  • Czech: Maledivy
  • Danish: Maldiverne
  • Dhivehi: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa
  • Dhivehi: ދިވެހި ރާއްޖެ
  • Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ
  • Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމުހޫރިއްޔާ
  • Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Maldiwi
  • Dotyali: मालदिभ्स
  • Dutch: MDV
  • Dutch: MV
  • Dutch: Maldiven
  • Dutch: Malediven
  • Dzongkha: མཱལ་ཌིབས
  • Eastern Mari: Мальдив
  • Egyptian Arabic: مالديف
  • English: MDV
  • English: Republic of Maldives
  • English: mv
  • English: 🇲🇻
  • Esperanto: MV
  • Esperanto: Maldivoj
  • Esperanto: Respubliko de Maldivoj
  • Estonian: Maldiivi Vabariik
  • Estonian: Maldiivid
  • Ewe: maldivesdukɔ
  • Extremaduran: Maldivas
  • Faroese: Maldivoyggjar
  • Faroese: Maldivuoyggjarnar
  • Fiji Hindi: Maldives
  • Finnish: Malediivien tasavalta
  • Finnish: Malediivit
  • French: MV
  • French: Maldives
  • French: la République des Maldives
  • French: îles Maldives
  • Fulah: Maldiiwe
  • Gagauz: Maldivler
  • Galician: Maldivas - ދިވެހި
  • Galician: Maldivas
  • Ganda: Bizinga by'eMalidive
  • Georgian: მალდივის კუნძულები
  • Georgian: მალდივის რესპუბლიკა
  • German: Malediven
  • Goan Konkani: Maldives
  • Goan Konkani: मालदीव
  • Gorontalo: Maladewa
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία των Μαλδίβων
  • Greek: Μαλδίβες
  • Guarani: Mayndíva
  • Guianese Creole French: Maldiv
  • Gujarati: માલદિવ્સ
  • Gujarati: માલદીવ્સ
  • Haitian: Maldiv
  • Hakka Chinese: Maldives
  • Hausa: Maladiwa
  • Hausa: Maldibi
  • Hausa: Maldives
  • Hawaiian: Maladiwa
  • Hebrew: האיים המלדיביים
  • Hebrew: המלדיביים
  • Hebrew: מלדיבים
  • Hindi: मालदीव
  • Hungarian: Maldív-szigetek
  • Hungarian: Maldív Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Maldíveyjar
  • Ido: Maldivi
  • Igbo: Maldivesa
  • Iloko: Maldibas
  • Inari Sami: Malediiveh
  • Inari Sami: Malediivij täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Maladewa
  • Indonesian: Maldives
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Maldivas
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Republica del Maldivas
  • Interlingue: Maldives
  • Irish: Na Maildiví
  • Irish: Oileáin Mhaildíve
  • Italian: Maldive
  • Italian: Repubblica delle Maldive
  • Jamaican Creole English: Maldaivz
  • Japanese: モルジブ
  • Japanese: モルディブ
  • Japanese: モルディブ共和国
  • Javanese: Maladéwa
  • Kabiyè: Maldivii
  • Kabyle: Imeldiwen
  • Kalmyk: Мальдивмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಮಾಲ್ಡಿವ್ಸ್
  • Kannada: ಮಾಲ್ಡೀವ್ಸ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Maldiv Atawları
  • Kashmiri: मालदीव
  • Kashubian: Malediwë
  • Kazakh: Мальдив Республикасы
  • Kikuyu: Modivu
  • Kinyarwanda: Malidivezi
  • Kirghiz: Мальдивдер
  • Komi: Мальдивъяс
  • Kongo: Maldives
  • Korean: 몰디브
  • Kurdish: Maldîv
  • Kurdish: مالدیڤ
  • Lao: Maldibas
  • Latin: Insulae Maldivae
  • Latvian: Maldīvija
  • Lezghian: Малдивар
  • Lezghian: Мальдивар
  • Ligurian: Maldive
  • Limburgan: Maledive
  • Lingala: Madívi
  • Lingala: Madívɛ
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Divehi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Maldives
  • Literary Chinese: 馬爾地夫
  • Lithuanian: Maldivai
  • Lithuanian: Maldyvai
  • Livvi: Maldiivat
  • Lombard: Maldive
  • Low German: Malediven
  • Lower Sorbian: Malediwy
  • Luba-Katanga: Madive
  • Luxembourgish: Maldiven
  • Luxembourgish: Malediven
  • Macedonian: Малдиви
  • Maithili: माल्दिभ्स
  • Malagasy: Maldiva
  • Malay: Maldiv
  • Malay: Maldives
  • Malayalam: മാലിദ്വീപ്
  • Maltese: Gżejjer Maldivi
  • Maltese: Maldive
  • Maltese: Maldives
  • Maltese: Maldivi
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Maldivi
  • Manx: Ny Maldeevaghyn
  • Marathi: मालदीव
  • Marathi: मालदीव्ज
  • Mazanderani: مالدیو
  • Min Dong Chinese: Maldives
  • Min Nan Chinese: Maldives
  • Minangkabau: Maladewa
  • Mingrelian: მალდივიშ რესპუბლიკა
  • Mongolian: Мальдив
  • Moroccan Arabic: لمالديڤ
  • Moroccan Arabic: مالديڤ
  • Nauru: Mardib
  • Navajo: Naakaii Dootłʼizhí Bikéyah Yázhí
  • Nepali: मालदिभ्स
  • Nepali: माल्दिभ्स
  • North Ndebele: Maldives
  • Northern Frisian: Maledive
  • Northern Sami: Malediivvaid dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Malediivvat
  • Northern Sami: Maledivaid dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Maledivat
  • Norwegian: Maldivene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Maldivene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Maldivene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Maldivane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Maldivene
  • Novial: Maldives
  • Occitan (post 1500): Maldivas
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Maldifīega
  • Oriya: ମାଳଦ୍ବୀପ
  • Oriya: ମାଳଦ୍ଵୀପ
  • Oromo: Maaldivsi
  • Ossetian: Мальдивтæ
  • Pali: मालदीव
  • Pampanga: Maldivas
  • Pampanga: Maldives
  • Panjabi: ਮਾਲਦੀਵ
  • Papiamento: Maldivas
  • Persian: مالدیو
  • Picard: Maldives
  • Piemontese: Maldive
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Maldiwes
  • Polish: Malediwy
  • Portuguese: Maldivas
  • Pushto: مالديپ
  • Pushto: مالدیف
  • Pushto: مالدیو
  • Quechua: Maldiwakuna
  • Romanian: Maldive
  • Romansh: Maldivas
  • Rundi: Moludave
  • Russia Buriat: Мальдив
  • Russia Buriat: Мальдива
  • Russian: Мальдивская Республика
  • Russian: Мальдивские о-ва
  • Russian: Мальдивы
  • Rusyn: Малдивы
  • Sakizaya: Maldives
  • Samogitian: Maldīvā
  • Sango: Maldîva
  • Sanskrit: मालाद्वीपः
  • Santali: ᱢᱟᱞᱫᱤᱯ
  • Sardinian: Maldivas
  • Scots: Maldives
  • Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Mhaladaibh
  • Serbian: Малдиви
  • Serbo-Croatian: Maldivi
  • Shan: မိူင်းမေႃႇတိပ်ႈ
  • Shona: Maldives
  • Sicilian: Maddivi
  • Sicilian: Madivi
  • Sicilian: Maldives
  • Sicilian: Maldivi
  • Sicilian: Malidivi
  • Sicilian: Malirivi
  • Sicilian: Mardivi
  • Sicilian: Marivi
  • Sicilian: Maudivi
  • Sicilian: Maurivi
  • Silesian: Malediwy
  • Sindhi: مالديپ
  • Sinhala: දිවෙහි රාජ්ජේ
  • Sinhala: මාල දිවයින
  • Skolt Sami: Malediiv
  • Skolt Sami: Malediivi tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Maldivy
  • Slovenian: Maldivi
  • Somali: Jasiirada Maldiif
  • Somali: Maaldiqeen
  • South Azerbaijani: مالدیو
  • South Azerbaijani: مالدیو آدالاری
  • Spanish: Maldivas
  • Spanish: Republica de Maldivas
  • Spanish: República de Maldivas
  • Sranan Tongo: Maldivikondre
  • Sundanese: Maladéwa
  • Swahili: Maldivi
  • Swahili: Modivu
  • Swati: Tihlenge teMaldiva
  • Swedish: Maldiverna
  • Swedish: Republiken Maldiverna
  • Swiss German: Malediven
  • Tagalog: Maldibes
  • Tagalog: Maldives
  • Tajik: Малдив
  • Tajik: Молдив
  • Tamil: மாலத்தீவு
  • Tamil: மாலைத்தீவுகள்
  • Tatar: Мальдивлар
  • Telugu: మాల్దీవులు
  • Tetum: Maldivas
  • Thai: ประเทศมัลดีฟส์
  • Thai: มัลดีฟส์
  • Tibetan: མལ་དི་ཝེསུ།
  • Tibetan: མལ་དྭིབ།
  • Tigrinya: ማልዲቭስ
  • Tok Pisin: Maldives
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Malativisi
  • Tosk Albanian: Malediven
  • Tumbuka: Maldives
  • Tunisian Arabic: جزر المالديڥ
  • Turkish: Maldivler
  • Turkmen: Maldiwler
  • Udmurt: Мальдив
  • Uighur: مالدىۋ
  • Uighur: مالدىۋ ئاراللىرى
  • Ukrainian: Мальдіви
  • Upper Sorbian: Malediwy
  • Urdu: مالدیو
  • Urdu: مالدیپ
  • Uzbek: Maldiv Respublikasi
  • Uzbek: Maldivalar
  • Venetian: Maldive
  • Veps: Mal'divan Sared
  • Vietnamese: Maldives
  • Vietnamese: Man-đi-vơ
  • Volapük: Maldivuäns
  • Waray (Philippines): Maldivas
  • Welsh: Maldives
  • Western Frisian: Maldiven
  • Western Panjabi: مالدیپ
  • Wolof: Maldiif
  • Wu Chinese: 马尔代芙
  • Yakut: Мальдивтар
  • Yiddish: מאלדיוון
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Maladifi
  • Yoruba: Àwọn Maldive
  • Yue Chinese: 馬爾代夫
  • Zeeuws: Mallediven
  • Zhuang: Maldives
  • Zulu: i-Maldives
  • Dhivehi Raajje
  • Maldívur
  • Republic of the Maldive Islands
  • මාලදිවයින

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