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Maldives Travel Guide

Quick Facts
Capital Male
Government Republic
Currency Rufiyaa (MVR)
Area total: 300 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 300 km2
Population 359,008 (July 2006 est.)
Language Maldivian Dhivehi, English spoken by most government officials
Religion Sunni Muslim
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European or British plugs)
Calling Code +960
Internet TLD .mv
Time Zone UTC+5

The Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raajje) are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of Southern Asia.

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