Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityMalé
Government TypeUnitary presidential republic
Official LanguagesDhivehi, English
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa, MVR
Phone Code +960
Important CitiesFuvahmulah, Hithadhoo, Kulhudhuffushi, Thinadhoo, Naifaru, Hulhumale, Dhidhdhoo, Maafushi, Viligili, Funadhoo, Eydhafushi
National DayIndependence Day (26th Jul)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking147 (Medium)
Primary Industriesfish & Tourism
Major Exportsfish & Petroleum Gas, Meat/seafood preparations, Food industry waste, animal fodder, Ships, boats, Iron, steel, Copper, Electrical machinery, equipment.
Major Exports to IndiaHides and skins, Transportation, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Wood, Chemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Raw materials, Metals, Fuels
Major Importsfuel, aircraft, wood, prefabricated buildings, iron and steel, telecommunication equipment, vegetables and cement.
Major Imports from IndiaRaw materials, Chemicals, Metals, Machinery and Electricals, Plastic or Rubber, Food Products, Wood, Transportation, Fuels, Hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaSouth Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA), bilateral trade, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Bordering NationsIndia, Srilanka
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for MaldivesHigh Commission of India
H.E. Shri Munu Mahawar
Honourable High Commissioner
Athireege Aage, Ameeru Ahmed Magu, Henveiru, Malé, Maldives 20125

High Commission of India in Male
H.E. Shri Munu Mahawar
High Commissioner
Lot No. 11499 N1 56 (E), Hithigas Magu,, Goalhi - 4 Hulhumale Phase-I, Maldives
960-4004176, +960-4004177

Embassy Details of Maldives in IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of Maldives
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Shaheeb
High Commissioner
B-16Vasant Marg, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-41435701/08 (O)

Consulate General of Maldives in Thiruvananthapuram
Ms. Aminath Shifana
Consul General
T.C 13/1245 Kamarapuram Medical College P.O

0471-2558189 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Maldives in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Chandra Shekhar Jaiswal
Honorary Consul
Hastings Chamber 7C, Ground Floor Kiran Shankar Roy Road Kolkata-700 001
+91-33-22485400/5750 (O)