Maldives BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +5 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|3°11'58"N / 73°9'54"E|
|MV / MDV|
dialect of Sinhala
script derived from Arabic)
English (spoken by most government officials)
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE D OLD BRITISH PLUG
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Maldives banks list|
The Maldives is an archipelago country in the Indian Ocean, located about 600 kilometers south of India and about 750 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. It has a total area of 90,000 square kilometers (including territorial waters), of which a land area of 298 square kilometers. It is composed of 26 groups of natural atolls and 1190 coral islands. It has obvious tropical climate characteristics and has no four seasons. Tourism, shipping and fisheries are the three pillars of the Malaysian economy. The Maldives is rich in marine resources, including various tropical fishes and sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, corals, and shellfish. |
Maldives, the full name of the Republic of Maldives, has a land area of 298 square kilometers. The Maldives is an archipelago country in the Indian Ocean. It is 820 kilometers long from north to south and 130 kilometers wide from east to west. It is located about 600 kilometers south of India and 750 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. It is composed of 26 groups of natural atolls and 1190 coral islands, divided into 19 administrative groups, distributed in a sea area of 90,000 square kilometers, of which 199 islands are inhabited, 991 deserted islands, and the average island area is 1-2 square kilometers. The terrain is low and flat, with an average elevation of 1.2 meters. Located near the equator, it has obvious characteristics of tropical climate and has no four seasons. The annual precipitation is 2143 mm and the annual average temperature is 28°C.
Aryans settled here in the 5th century BC. The Sultanate with Islam as its state religion was established in 1116 AD, and it has experienced six dynasties. Portugal has colonized it since 1558. The motherland was restored in 1573. It was invaded by the Netherlands in the 18th century. It became a British protectorate in 1887. In 1932, the Maldives changed to a constitutional monarchy. It became a republic within the Commonwealth in 1952. In 1954, the Malaysian Parliament decided to abolish the Republic and rebuild the Sultanate. The Maldives declared independence on July 26, 1965. It was changed to a republic on November 11, 1968, and the presidential system was implemented.
The national flag is rectangular, with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. The national flag consists of three colors: red, green and white. The flag ground is a green rectangle with red borders all around. The width of the red border is a quarter of the width of the full flag, and the width of the green rectangle is half of the width of the full flag. A white crescent moon is in the middle of the green rectangle. Red symbolizes the blood of national heroes who sacrificed their lives for national sovereignty and independence; green means life, progress and prosperity, and the white crescent represents peace, tranquility and the Maldivian people’s belief in Islam.
The population of Maldives is 299 thousand (2006), all of them are Maldivian. The national and official language officer is Dhivehi, and English is widely used in education and foreign exchanges. Most Maldivians are Sunni Islam, and Islam is the state religion.
Tourism, shipping and fishing are the three pillars of the Maldives economy. The Maldives is rich in marine resources, with a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, corals, and shellfish. The country's arable land area is 6,900 hectares, the land is barren, and agriculture is very backward. Coconut production occupies an important position in agriculture, with about 1 million coconut trees. Other crops are millet, corn, bananas and cassava. With the expansion of tourism, the vegetable and poultry farming industry began to develop. Fishery is an important part of the national economy. Equine fishery resources are rich, rich in tuna, bonito, mackerel, lobster, sea cucumber, grouper, shark, sea turtle and hawksbill. In recent years, tourism has surpassed fisheries and has become the largest economic pillar of the Maldives.