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About Maldives

The Maldives, officially known as the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia. The country is famous for Tourism and Fishing which drives the economy

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 MaldivesH.E. Munu Mahawar
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Athireege Aage, Ameeru Ahmed Magu, Henveiru, Malé, Maldives 20125
Phone: 3323716
Embassy Details of Maldives in IndiaH.E. H.E.Dr. Hussain Niyaaz
High Commissioner
High Commission of the Republic of Maldives
B-16Vasant Marg, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
Phone: +91-11-41435701/08 (O)