• Official Name: Republic of Maldives
  • History: The Maldives has a long history dating back to the 5th century BC. It was ruled by various empires and sultanates until it became a British protectorate in 1887, and gained independence in 1965.
  • Geography: The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, composed of 26 atolls and over 1,000 coral islands.
  • Population: As of 2021, the population of the Maldives is approximately 543,000 people.
  • Area: The total land area of the Maldives is approximately 298 square kilometers.
  • Climate: The Maldives has a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons: a dry season from November to April, and a wet season from May to October. Temperatures are generally warm and humid throughout the year, with average highs around 30°C.
  • Currency: The Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) is the official currency, but US dollars are widely accepted.
  • Religion: The official religion of the Maldives is Islam, and it is the only country in the world with a 100% Muslim population.

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