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In National Unity Do We Salute Our Nation.

 

General


Population: 394,999 (2011)
Land Area: 300 sq km
Natural Resources: Fish
Capital: Vienna
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Mohamed Nasheed (2008)
Languages: Maldivian Dhivehi, English
Currency: Rufiyaa (MVR)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim
Major Ethnicities: South Indian, Sinhalese, Arab
Life Expectancy: 74.45 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.433 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.776 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.6%, Industry 16.9%, Services 77.5% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 11%, Industry 23%, Services 65% (2006)
Industries: Tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, garments, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral and sand mining
Agriculture Products: Coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes; fish
Human Development Index: 0.661 (109th)
Tourism Revenue: 318 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 14.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 700 (1995)
Budget: 5.5% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean. Maldives being an island has no natural neighbours. Maldives economy is based around tourism and fishing, these two sectors bring in a majority of the total GDP.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Maldives
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Maldives
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MDV.html

Updated on: December 23, 2011